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El Dorado, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The City of El Dorado had a population of 18,551 as of July 1, 2017. El Dorado ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Dorado is located at latitude 33.2177 and longitude -92.6642 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Dorado (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The City of El Dorado (GNIS ID: 2403547) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of El Dorado is located within Township of El Dorado, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Dorado population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Dorado: Eldorado.

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El Dorado, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,551
Daytime Population: Workers 12,761
Daytime Population: Residents 10,966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,727
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 18,074
Population in Familes 14,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 477
Population Density2 1,141
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $35,918
Average Household Income $54,313
Per Capita Income $22,468


Total Housing Units 8,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,296 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,312 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,339 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $83,126
Average Home Value $103,782


Total Households 7,608
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,796
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.38%
Households -0.2% -0.34%
Families -0.42% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

El Dorado, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Dorado to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 96th
Population Density # 46 92nd
Diversity Index # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 322 41st
Per Capita Income # 166 69th

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