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El Dorado is a city in Butler County, in the Wichita metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "place of wealth and abundance."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named El Dorado. For links to other places called El Dorado, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of El Dorado is 37.817N. The longitude is -96.861W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,342 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,686.


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Median household income
Local
$33,098
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 on the Walnut River.
El Dorado boomed when oil was discovered here in 1915.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mort Walker, cartoonist ("Beetle Bailey")
Local festivals include:
  • Butler County Fair - July 28-Aug. 1, 2007
  • Prairie Port Festival - July 26-29, 2007
  • Kafir Corn Fall Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Frontier Heritage Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check El Dorado web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: El Dorado State Park
Historic sites and museums: Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, Kansas Oil & Gas Museum, Butler County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Butler County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with 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 Butler County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wichita area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67042 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of El Dorado residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Dorado ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Dorado was $18,458, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of El Dorado residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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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 $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.


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Libraries in El Dorado include Bradford Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in El Dorado include El Dorado Times

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

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The average commute time for El Dorado workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in El Dorado include Sunset Inn.

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