El Dorado Union County, Arkansas

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


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 178 years ago in 1842.

El Dorado Quick Facts

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 (178 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 13:35:42 (1st December 2021)
Postal code : 71730
Population growth : -8.52% (2010-2020)
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Location of El Dorado on Arkansas map.
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El Dorado is located at 33°12'27"N 92°39'59"W (33.2076300, -92.6662700).

El Dorado map


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

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

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Local Places in El Dorado

People born in El Dorado (47)

People born in El Dorado, including racing driver Rob Schroeder, Sports executive Lamar Hunt, musician David Frizzell, you can see a list of people who born in El Dorado.

  • 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