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Overview
Population:430
Pop. Change:24%
State: New Jersey
Metro Area: Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Metro Area
County: Cumberland County
City:No City
Zip Code:Dorchester (zip 08316)
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Dorchester's Real Estate Market
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Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Metro Area

Profile: Small-town complex

Location: Southern New Jersey, inland and 40 miles southeast of Philadelphia

Elevation: 10

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Small-town feelViolent crime rate
Central locationLow future job growth
Cost of livingLow educational attainment

Cumberland County, in the southerly tidewater area of the state, has a mainly rural character with the towns of Vineland and Millville serving as its center. While the area is somewhat economically tied to Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, to the north and northwest, it’s primarily self-sufficient and most people work locally. Glassmaking is the primary industry, along with agriculture.

The area has a rich and well-preserved history from the colonial era and Revolutionary War. The economy has faced challenges, although some new investment is attracting business and visitors into the downtown areas, notably Millville. Violent crime rates remain surprisingly high for this type of area and educational attainment is low. The cost of living is the lowest by far among New Jersey metropolitan areas. Services and amenities are sparse locally, but the area is strategically located between the Delaware Valley and beaches to the east.

The flat coastal plain contains marshes and tidewater creeks, with areas of agriculture and mixed pine and deciduous forests inland. The climate is continental with a strong marine influence. Summer days are usually pleasant because of breezes off the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, but hot, humid spells occur annually. Winters are cool, cloudy, and wet, with some moderation from nearby water and a little from the Appalachians to the northwest. Winter is a mix of rain and snow, with coastal “noreaster” storms moving up the coast from the south bringing heavy rains and winter snows. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

Interesting Facts about Dorchester (zip 08316), New Jersey

As of 2014, Dorchester (zip 08316)'s population is 430 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.92 percent.

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The median home cost in Dorchester (zip 08316) is $118,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Dorchester (zip 08316)'s cost of living is 2.80% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Dorchester (zip 08316) public schools spend $19,025 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in Dorchester (zip 08316).

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The unemployment rate in Dorchester (zip 08316) is 10.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Dorchester (zip 08316) jobs have Decreased by 0.82 percent.


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Ranked #222 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Dorchester

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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Dorchester (zip 08316)'s Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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