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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in El Dorado who work in office and administrative support (12.77%), sales jobs (12.10%), and management occupations (7.46%).
One of the benefits of El Dorado is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, El Dorado doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, El Dorado is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.31% 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 $19,547, 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 $78,188 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 Irish, German, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in El Dorado is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.