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Dorset is a town in Bennington County, in the Bennington metro area.

The community is believed named for the Duke of Dorset.

The latitude of Dorset is 43.254N. The longitude is -73.099W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,036.


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Median household income
Local
$54,219
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dorset demographic reports
Dorset is on Otter Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· Dorsett
Site of the first marble quarry in the United States.

Developed as a summer resort. Longtime arts center, known for the Dorset Playhouse and the Colony House retreat for writers.

Performing arts: Dorset Players
Nearby parks & recreation: Emerald Lake State Park, Merck Forest, Green Mountain National Forest
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Dorset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bennington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 05253 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Dorset residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dorset ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dorset was $32,956, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% of Dorset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Dorset include Dorset Village Historic District, Kent Neighborhood Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dorset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $541.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,204.


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Libraries in Dorset include Dorset Village Public ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Dorset workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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