El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas

El Dorado: City in and county seat of Union County, Arkansas, United States

About

El Dorado is a city located in the county of Union in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 18,884. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,402 inhabitants.

The city was created 179 years ago in 1842.

Quick Facts about El Dorado

Population : 17,402 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
County : Union County
Phone Area Codes : 870
Water as percent of area : 0.05%
Land as percent of area : 99.95%
Altitude : 269 feet / 82 meters
Capital city : El Dorado is capital of Union County
Establishment : January 01, 1843 (179 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 08:56:22 (5th December 2022)
Postal code : 71730
Population growth : -8.52% (2010-2020)
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Geography

El Dorado is located at 33°12'27"N 92°39'59"W (33.2076300, -92.6662700).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of El Dorado decreased by 8.52% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,884 - census
2011 18,734 -0.8% estimation process
2012 18,444 -1.57% estimation process
2013 18,369 -0.41% estimation process
2014 18,192 -0.97% estimation process
2015 18,212 0.11% estimation process
2016 18,158 -0.3% estimation process
2017 18,007 -0.84% estimation process
2018 17,899 -0.6% estimation process
2019 17,651 -1.41% estimation process
2020 17,402 -1.43% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 38,682
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 41,639
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -7.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 39,054
April 1, 2010 Population : 41,639
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.0%
People over 65 (%) : 18.4%
Female persons, % : 51.3%
White only, percent : 64.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 33.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 4.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 60.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,238
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.8%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 20,134

El Dorado zip code is 71730. County name: Union, County fips: 05139

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 20,134
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 75.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $86,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $998
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $355
2015-2019 median gross rent : $674
Permits for construction, 2020 : 14
2015-2019 Households : 15,726
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.48
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 74.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 62.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 45,405
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 213,731
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,719,215
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 511,069
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,506
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $44,663
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,193
Percentage of people living in poverty : 18.9%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 1,064
2019 total employment : 16,180
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 887,685
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 3.0%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 2,832
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,745
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,803
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,328
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 657
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,932
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 393
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,059
2010 population per square mile : 40.1
2010 land area in square miles : 1,039.21
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 84.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $121,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,258
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $516
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,198
2015-2019 Households : 3,108
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.52
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 93.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 36.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 78.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 38.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,160
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 43,098
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,792
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,179
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,121
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 322
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 182
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 105
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 206
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 84
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 304
2010 population per square mile : 3,612.0
2010 land area in square miles : 2.08

People born in El Dorado (47)

People born in El Dorado, including racing driver Rob Schroeder, Sports executive Lamar Hunt, musician David Frizzell, .

List

  • Albert H. Crews (American astronaut and test pilot) he was born in 23/03/1929
  • Goose Tatum (African American professional basketball and baseball player; Negro League Baseball player) he was born in 31/05/1921
  • Beryl Anthony, Jr. (American politician) he was born in 21/02/1938
  • Charles Portis (American writer) he was born in 28/12/1933
  • Donald Garrett (American musician and clarinetist) he was born in 28/02/1932
  • Shara Nova (American musician) she was born in 22/04/1974
  • Drew Sutton (American baseball player) he was born in 30/06/1983
  • Lou Brock (American baseball player) he was born in 18/06/1939
  • S. F. Brownrigg (American film director and producer) he was born in 30/09/1937
  • Adam Setliff (athletics competitor) he was born in 15/12/1969
  • Al Miller (American football coach) he was born in 28/08/1947
  • Donna Axum (American beauty pageant contestant) she was born in 03/01/1942
  • Chubby Grigg (American football player (1926-1983)) he was born in 10/01/1926
  • George W. Shannon (American journalist) he was born in 20/02/1914
  • Glen Ray Hines (American football player (1943-2019)) he was born in 26/10/1943
  • Hogan Gidley (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1976
  • J. R. Williamson (American football player) he was born in 09/10/1941
  • James Brown (American prelate of the Episcopal Church) he was born in 26/09/1932

Schools in El Dorado

College & universities near El Dorado, AR

Code Name City ZIP
107974 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado (AR) 71731-7010
107655 Professional Cosmetology Education Center El Dorado (AR) 71730-4009

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near El Dorado, AR

Code Name Address Type
HOP Hope 100 East Division Street RAIL
ARK Arkadelphia station 798 South 5th St. RAIL

Post offices near El Dorado

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown El Dorad Post Office El Dorado (AR) 71730

Other places with the same name (2)

  • El Dorado , Kansas city in and county seat of Butler County, Kansas, United States with a population of 804 people.

Other cities in Union County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Union County , AR.

City Name Population Title
New Caledonia 287,800 Unincorporated community in Arkansas, United States
Smackover 1,665 City in Arkansas, USA
Norphlet 772 Township in Union County, Arkansas
Huttig 526 City in Arkansas, USA
Junction City 523 City in Arkansas, USA
Strong 499 City in Arkansas, USA
Calion 440 City in Arkansas, USA
Felsenthal 139 City in Union County, Arkansas, United States of America
Victoria 32 Town in Mississippi County, United States

Distance to Other Cities

El Dorado distances to largest Arkansas cities