Dorchester County South Carolina

The westernmost of the counties in the South Carolina Tri-County region is Dorchester County, a small county with a growing economy, a diverse range of housing choices and great access to major transportation routes via interstates 95 & 26. Dorchester County’s mild climate, strong schools and proximity to Charleston amenities continue to attract new residents to the Lowcountry area.

Dorchester County At A Glance

Summerville, a popular summer retreat in the late 18th century, is the county’s largest city and is known for its stately Victorian homes. North of Summerville lies the Francis Beidler Forest, the largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest in the world, with 1,800 acres of ancient trees & 300 species of wildlife.

Dorchester, Grover, Harleyville, Jedburg, Reeseville, Ridgeville, St. George & Summerville

Helpful Links
Greater Summerville/Dorchester Co. Chamber of Commerce:
Dorchester County Government:

Dorchester County School District II -
Dorchester County School District IV -
Pinewood Preparatory School -
Summerville Catholic -


Electric & Gas
Berkeley Electric Co-op 553-5020
SC Electric & Gas 800-251-7234
Santee Cooper Electric Co-op 761-7010

AT&T 780-2355

Dorchester Co Water Auth. 875-0140
Summerville Commissioner 
Of Public Works 871-0810

Comcast 554-4100
Knology 225-1000

County - 153,773 
*US Census Bureau, 2016 estimate

Housing Prices 
2017 Average Sales Price: $235,819
YTD - April 2017 price includes new & resale single-family detached homes.  Does not account for seller concessions. - Charleston Trident Realtor Association

Median Household Income: $54,901
*US Census Bureau 2011 - 2015

Climate Average: 65.6˚ F
Average Daily High: 75.7˚ F
Average Daily Low: 55.7˚ F
Average Number of Days
w/Sunshine: 230
Rain Average: 51.53”

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