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Dorchester, county, southern South Carolina, U.S. The Edisto River forms the southwestern boundary, and the county is also drained by the Ashley River. Dorchester county lies in the flat Coastal Plain, and much of it consists of woodlands and swamps. Francis Beidler Forest is the largest remaining stand of virgin bald cypress and tupelo trees in the world. From Colleton State Park to Givhans Ferry State Park, the Edisto River is a state canoe and kayak trail.

In 2019, Dorchester County, SC had a population of 158k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $63,080. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Dorchester County, SC grew from 155,474 to 158,299, a 1.82% increase and its median household income grew from $61,698 to $63,080, a 2.24% increase.

97.3% of the residents in Dorchester County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dorchester County, SC are Charleston Cosmetology Institute (55 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Dorchester County, SC was $198,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%. Most people in Dorchester County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Dorchester County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Dorchester County, SC borders Berkeley County, SC, Charleston County, SC, Colleton County, SC, and Orangeburg County, SC.

Dorchester County Statistics

158,299

Population

$198,800

MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUE

$63,080

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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