El Dorado, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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El Dorado, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of El Dorado had a population of 18,305 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Dorado: Eldorado.

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El Dorado, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,305
Population in Households 17,828
Population in Familes 14,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 477
Population Density2 1,125
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $37,270
Average Household Income $55,287
Per Capita Income $22,852


Total Housing Units 8,910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,479 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,025 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,405 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $86,569
Average Home Value $109,706


Total Households 7,505
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,684
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.38% -0.41%
Households -0.34% -0.38%
Families -0.66% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

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, 2018 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 # 48 91st
Diversity Index # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 308 43rd
Per Capita Income # 200 63rd

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