Eldorado, IL
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Eldorado is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,064 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eldorado is the 370th largest community in Illinois.

Eldorado is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eldorado is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eldorado who work in food service (10.37%), sales jobs (9.71%), and office and administrative support (9.38%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Eldorado has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Eldorado has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eldorado than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eldorado may be for you.

The rate of college-level education in Eldorado is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.49% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Eldorado in 2010 was $16,169, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,676 for a family of four. Eldorado also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.69% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Eldorado home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eldorado residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Eldorado include German, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Eldorado is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

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