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El Dorado is a city in Union County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of El Dorado is 33.207N. The longitude is -92.666W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 269 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,849.


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Median household income
Local
$27,045
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our El Dorado demographic reports
El Dorado is near the Louisiana border.
The discovery of oil in 1921 brought an overnight boom.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lou Brock, baseball player
· Lamar Hunt, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Union County Fair - Sept. 18-22, 2007
  • MusicFest - Oct. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check El Dorado web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: South Arkansas Symphony
El Dorado attractions: South Arkansas Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: John Newton House
Colleges and universities: South Arkansas Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about El Dorado demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71730 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of El Dorado residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Dorado ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Dorado was $16,332, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of El Dorado residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
El Dorado festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in El Dorado, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $276.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $674.


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Libraries

Libraries in El Dorado include Barton Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in El Dorado include El Dorado News-Times

TV stations in El Dorado include KEJB, KTVE.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBSA.

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Politics

Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Dorado political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for El Dorado workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in El Dorado between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in El Dorado include Comfort Suites El Dorado, Country Inn-Suites, Hampton Inn El Dorado, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn El Dorado, Super 8 El Dorado.

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