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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.
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.
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.
16% of El Dorado residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in El Dorado, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.
Libraries in El Dorado include Bradford Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in El Dorado include El Dorado Times
Butler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Dorado political report.
The average commute time for El Dorado workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in El Dorado include Sunset Inn.
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