Dorchester County , South Carolina

Dorchester County: County in Maryland, United States


Dorchester County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 136,555 and a population density of 54 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 165,737 inhabitants. Its county seat is Cambridge. The county was created 354 years ago in 1667.

Dorchester County Quick Facts

Population : 165,737 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Carolina (United States)
Different from : Dorchester County
Area : 2546 km2
Water as percent of area : 45%
Land as percent of area : 55%
Named for : Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset
Altitude : 43 feet / 13 meters
Capital : Cambridge
Establishment : January 01, 1668
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 22:28:51 (28th September 2022)
Density : 65 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.61% (2010-2020)
Dorchester County locator map
Location of Dorchester County on South Carolina map.
Dorchester County Courthouse image
Dorchester County Courthouse
Dorchester County Courthouse image


Dorchester County is located at 33°4'46"N 80°24'20"W (33.0794900, -80.4055600). It has 6 neighbors: Sussex County, Calvert County, Saint Mary s County, Somerset County, Talbot County and Wicomico County.

Dorchester County map

The largest city of Dorchester County is Reevesville with a population of 204. . See all Dorchester County cities & populated places.

Dorchester County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Dorchester County.

City Name Population Title
Summerville 53,301 Town in South Carolina, United States
Saint George 2,194 Town in South Carolina
Ridgeville 1,841 Town of the United States
Harleyville 702 Town in South Carolina
Reevesville 204 Human settlement in Dorchester County, South Carolina, United States of America

Dorchester County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Dorchester County increased by 17.61% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 136,555 - census
2011 140,149 2.56% estimation process
2012 142,608 1.72% estimation process
2013 145,538 2.01% estimation process
2014 148,748 2.16% estimation process
2015 152,809 2.66% estimation process
2016 156,173 2.15% estimation process
2017 158,988 1.77% estimation process
2018 160,718 1.08% estimation process
2019 162,809 1.28% estimation process
2020 165,737 1.77% estimation process

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People born in Dorchester County (14)

People born in Dorchester County, including African-abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, Politician, eighth Governor of Maryland, member of US Senate. 1750-1798 John Henry, politician Henry Lloyd, .


Other places with the same name (2)

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