Demographics

Dorchester County's workforce is fast-growing, young, well-educated, and diverse. A civilian labor force exceeding 70,000 ensures a strong, stable labor pool for a community well-positioned to meet the needs of a dynamic business environment.

Population by Race - 2010

Total Male 

66,381

48.6%

Total Female

70,174

51.4%

Total Population

136,555

100%

White

92,621

67.8%

 Black

35,266

25.8%

Am. Ind/AK

904

0.7%

Asian

2,052

1.5%

HI/Pac. Island

146

0.1%

Some Other Race 

1,978

1.4%

Two+ Races

3,588

2.6%

Source: US Census, 2012

Population by Age - 2010

9 & Under

20,001

15%

10 - 19

20,553

15%

20 - 29

17,425

13%

30 - 39

18,801

14%

40 - 49

21,047

15%

50 - 59

17,575

13%

60 - 69

12,376

9%

70 - 79

5,857

4%

80 & Over

2,920

2%

 Source: US Census, 2012

Labor Force as of 7/2013

  • Labor Pool: 71,825
  • Employed: 66,907
  • Unemployed: 4,918
  • Unemployment Rate: 6.80%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Population Growth & Projections

Year

Population

Percent Growth

2000

96,413

--

2010

136,555

41.64%

2015

139,370

44.56%

2020

149,300

54.85%

Source: US Census

Educational Attainment - 2010 (5-Year)

 

Source: US Census & American Community Survery