Dorchester, Wisconsin

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Dorchester is a village in Clark and Marathon counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 827 at the 2000 census.


Dorchester is located at 45°0′8″N 90°19′55″W / 45.00222°N 90.33194°W / 45.00222; -90.33194 (45.002233, -90.331995)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.50%) is water. Most of the village lies in Clark County, with only a small portion in Marathon County.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 827 people, 336 households, and 220 families residing in the village. The population density was 631.7 people per square mile (243.7/km²). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 270.4/sq mi (104.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.98% White, 0.24% Native American, 1.93% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 336 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,750, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $28,242 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,860. About 7.1% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.


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