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Dorchester is a township in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Dorchester. For links to other places called Dorchester, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dorchester is 39.040N. The longitude is -89.865W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,546.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dorchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macoupin 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 62093 ZIP code.
30% of Dorchester residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $17,623, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Macoupin 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 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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