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Dorchester is a town in Grayson County, in the Sherman-Denison metro area.
The community was named after C.B. Dorchester, early settler
The latitude of Dorchester is 33.530N. The longitude is -96.689W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 113.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dorchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grayson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sherman-Denison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75459 ZIP code.
18% of Dorchester residents report German ancestry, and 31% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dorchester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dorchester was $16,947, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Dorchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dorchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $463. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.
Grayson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dorchester political report.
The average commute time for Dorchester workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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