El Dorado is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 12,931 people and four constituent neighborhoods, El Dorado is the 27th largest community in Kansas.
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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Dorado who work in office and administrative support (10.01%), sales jobs (8.00%), and teaching (7.72%).
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 17.26 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%: 20.20% 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 $22,677, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,708 for a family of four. However, El Dorado contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in El Dorado include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in El Dorado is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.