Dorchester County is located in southeastern Maryland. The County Seat is Cambridge and the largest city is Cambridge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.docogonet.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 32,578 and the 2010 census population was 32,618. The land area is 540.77 square miles and there are 60.3 persons per square mile.
68.3% of the population is White, 28.1% is Black or African American, 4.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 18% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $191,100, there are 13,386 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,388, the median household income is $46,361, and 16.5% of the persons in Dorchester County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,942. Retail sales (in $1000) were $318,559, and sales per capita were $10,030. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.5%.
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