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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, El Dorado is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of El Dorado spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, El Dorado is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.10% of adults 25 and older in El Dorado have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.