Zip Code 05251 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameDorset
Zip Code StateVermont
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Bennington
Area Code802
Current Population:1350
Racial Majority:White 97.71%
Public School Racial Majority:White 93.7%
Unemployment Rate:2.5%
Median Household Income$66640
Average Adjusted Gross Income$113120
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time22 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range1060 - 2287 ft.
Area35 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)43.26448800, -73.06952900

Zip Code 05251 Description

Zip Code 05251 is located in the state of Vermont in the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metro area. Zip code 05251 is primarily located in Bennington County. The official US Postal Service name for 05251 is DORSET, Vermont. Portions of zip code 05251 are contained within or border the city limits of . The area code for zip code 05251 is 802. 05251 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Vermont.

The current unemployment level in 05251 is 2.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.0% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 1.7% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 05251 decreased to 1350 from 1920 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 05251 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 05251 public schools is White. 24.1% of students in 05251 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1363 97.71% 1320 +3%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 4 -100%
 Hispanic 16 1.15% 12 +33%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 1 -100%
 Asian 11 0.79% 4 +175%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 9 0.36% 9 -44%

Zip Code 05251 Race/Ethnicity

 White 93.7%
 Black Or African American 0%
 Hispanic 2.6%
 Asian 1.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 2.1%

Zip Code 05251 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population13501920
Male Population48.50%
Female Population51.50%
Total Households601
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$66640
Income Under $50K Per Year37.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year32.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year30.30%
05251 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Vermont District 1
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$910627
Average Real Estate Sale Price$469000
Current Unemployment Level 2.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level1.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 58b - Western New England Marble Valleys
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 21 - 31

Zip Code 05251 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)881930404953524434261531
Avg Max Temp (°F)29314153667377756757443454
Avg Precip (In.)3.732.913.923.724.514.264.194.854.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Bennington, VT
CBSA Type05251
CBSA Population36653
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours