Dorset Bennington County, Vermont

Dorset: Town in Vermont

About

Dorset is a town located in the county of Bennington in the U.S. state of Vermont. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,031 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,937 inhabitants.

The town was created 260 years ago in 1761.

Dorset Quick Facts

Population : 1,937 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Vermont (United States)
County : Bennington County
Postal code : 05251
Phone Area Codes : 802
Area : 124 km2
Altitude : 1,302 feet / 397 meters
Establishment : August 08, 1761 (260 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 20:24:25 (29th November 2021)
Density : 16 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.85% (2010-2020)
Weather : 31℉ Chance Light Snow then Chance Snow Showers 7-days weather
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Location of Dorset on Vermont map.
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Geography

Dorset is located at 43°15'17"N 73°5'55"W (43.2548000, -73.0987200). It has 6 neighbors: Danby, Mount Tabor, Pawlet, Peru, Rupert and Sandgate.

Dorset map

Weather

Dorset forecast: A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible. more

Dorset has 6 neighbours.

  • Danby town in Rutland County, Vermont
  • Mount Tabor town in Vermont
  • Pawlet town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
  • Peru town in Vermont, United States
  • Rupert town in Bennington County, Vermont
  • Sandgate town in Bennington County, Vermont

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Dorset decreased by 4.85% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1790 958 - census
1800 1,286 25.51% census
1810 1,294 0.62% census
1820 1,359 4.78% census
1830 1,507 9.82% census
1840 1,432 -5.24% census
1850 1,700 15.76% census
1860 2,090 18.66% census
1870 2,195 4.78% census
1880 2,005 -9.48% census
1890 1,696 -18.22% census
1900 1,477 -14.83% census
1910 1,472 -0.34% census
1920 1,226 -20.07% census
1930 1,120 -9.46% census
1940 1,128 0.71% census
1950 1,150 1.91% census
1960 1,150 0% census
1970 1,293 11.06% census
1980 1,648 21.54% census
1990 1,918 14.08% census
2000 2,036 5.8% census
2010 2,031 -0.25% census
2011 2,015 -0.79% estimation process
2012 2,002 -0.65% estimation process
2013 2,000 -0.1% estimation process
2014 1,980 -1.01% estimation process
2015 1,977 -0.15% estimation process
2016 1,964 -0.66% estimation process
2017 1,953 -0.56% estimation process
2018 1,944 -0.46% estimation process
2019 1,943 -0.05% estimation process
2020 1,937 -0.31% estimation process

Dorset zip code is 05251. County name: Bennington, County fips: 50003

Dorset, West Dorset

Local Places in Dorset

People born in Dorset (4)

People born in Dorset, including founder of Alcoholics Anonymous Bill W., politician Leonard Sargeant, Congregational minister Samuel Cram Jackson, you can see a list of people who born in Dorset.

  • Henrietta Hamlin (missionary, 1811-1850) she was born in 01/01/1811

Schools in Dorset

College & universities near Dorset, VT

Code Name City ZIP
230898 Green Mountain College Poultney (VT) 05764-1199

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dorset, VT

Code Name Address Type
OKO Okemo, Vermont 77 Okemo Ridge Rd BUS
FED Fort Edward station 70 East St. RAIL
CNV Castleton station 266 Main Street RAIL
FHV Fair Haven, Vermont Depot and Water Sts. RAIL
RUD Rutland station 25 Evelyn Street RAIL

Post offices near Dorset

Post Office Name City ZIP
Dor Post Office Dorset (VT) 05251

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Dorset , Ohio human settlement in Ohio, United States of America with a population of 805 people.

Other cities in Bennington County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bennington County , VT.

City Name Population Title
Bennington 14,897 Town in Vermont, United States
Manchester 4,214 Town in Vermont
Shaftsbury 3,411 Town in Vermont, United States
Pownal 3,386 Town in Bennington County, Vermont
Arlington 2,204 Town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States of America
North Bennington 1,694 Village in Vermont
Sunderland 947 Town in Vermont
Stamford 809 Town in Vermont, United States
Readsboro 720 Town in Vermont, United States
Rupert 682 Town in Bennington County, Vermont
Woodford 398 Town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States
Sandgate 380 Town in Bennington County, Vermont
Peru 355 Town in Vermont, United States
Old Bennington 128 Village in Vermont
Searsburg 109 Town in Bennington County, Vermont

Distance to Other Cities

Dorset distances to largest Vermont cities