El Dorado, Arkansas Population 2024

16,399

El Dorado is a city located in Union County Arkansas. El Dorado has a 2024 population of 16,399. It is also the county seat of Union County.El Dorado is currently declining at a rate of -1.98% annually and its population has decreased by -7.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,690 in 2020.

The average household income in El Dorado is $61,547 with a poverty rate of 22.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in El Dorado is 36.4 years, 32.6 years for males, and 39 years for females.

El Dorado Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of El Dorado was:

  • Black or African American: 48.39%
  • White: 46.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.9%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
16.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,012.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.3% (-1,291)
The current population of El Dorado, Arkansas is 16,399 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,690.

El Dorado, Arkansas Population 2024

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El Dorado Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American8,51948.39%
White8,14046.23%
Two or more races5112.9%
Asian2241.27%
Other race1781.01%
Native American340.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

El Dorado Population by Race

El Dorado Population Pyramid 2024

El Dorado Median Age

36.4

Total

32.6

Male

39

Female

El Dorado Adults

There are 13,246 adults, (3,032 of whom are seniors) in El Dorado.

El Dorado Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

El Dorado Sex Ratio

Female8,91150.61%
Male8,69549.39%

El Dorado Population by Age

El Dorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5742.6257.142.9
Non Family2,7331.1748.251.8
Married2,4263.4476.523.5
Female1,151440.359.7
Male2644.1144.755.3
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3.56

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

El Dorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

El Dorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Dorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.82%.

El Dorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,056

Average Earnings

$45,007

Average Male

$31,862

Average Female

El Dorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Dorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

El Dorado Language

94.89% of El Dorado residents speak only English, while 5.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

El Dorado Language

El Dorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black8,5042,41228.36%
White7,3871,02313.85%
Hispanic84529935.38%
Multiple5117013.7%
Asian2243616.07%
Other1783217.98%
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22.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.52%

Male Poverty Rate

24.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Dorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Dorado is Hispanic, with 35.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Dorado is Multiple, with 13.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.25%.

El Dorado Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.31%
High School22.25%
Some College15.01%
Bachelors or Greater9.27%
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El Dorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.9%
Female Employed12.32%
Male Employed7.73%
Male Unemployed6.53%
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El Dorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Dorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

El Dorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

El Dorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

El Dorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

El Dorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

El Dorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,022

Number of Veterans

960

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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El Dorado Veterans by War

count

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El Dorado Veterans by Age

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El Dorado Veterans by Race

El Dorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Dorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

El Dorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

El Dorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

El Dorado Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.58%

Born in El Dorado

96.8%

Native Born

3.2%

Foreign Born

2.14%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.8% of El Dorado residents were born in the United States, with 70.58% having been born in Arkansas. 2.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

El Dorado Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,739-332-2.2%
202815,071-332-2.16%
202715,403-332-2.11%
202615,735-332-2.07%
202516,067-332-2.02%
202416,399-332-1.98%
202316,731-332-1.95%
202217,063-332-1.91%
202117,395-295-1.67%
202017,690450.26%
201917,645-248-1.39%
201817,893-131-0.73%
201718,024-150-0.83%
201618,174-49-0.27%
201518,223220.12%
201418,201-175-0.95%
201318,376-71-0.38%
201218,447-289-1.54%
201118,736-117-0.62%
201018,853-2,677-12.43%
200021,530-1,616-6.98%
199023,146-2,124-8.41%
198025,270-13-0.05%
197025,283-9-0.04%
196025,2922,2169.6%
195023,0767,21845.52%
194015,858-563-3.43%
193016,42112,534322.46%
19203,887-315-7.5%
19104,2023,702740.4%
1900500
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El Dorado Population by Year