El Dorado, AR


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El Dorado is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 18,386 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, El Dorado is the 23rd largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities, El Dorado isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in El Dorado are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, El Dorado is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Dorado who work in sales jobs (12.06%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and teaching (7.89%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.82 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of El Dorado citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.10% of adults 25 and older in El Dorado have a college degree.

The per capita income in El Dorado in 2010 was $19,954, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,816 for a family of four. However, El Dorado contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Dorado is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Dorado home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Dorado residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in El Dorado include English, German, French , and European.

The most common language spoken in El Dorado is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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