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The City of El Dorado had a population of 12,882 as of July 1, 2021. El Dorado ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Dorado is located at latitude 37.8172 and longitude -96.8623 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Dorado encompass a land area of 8.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of El Dorado has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Dorado: Eldorado.

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El Dorado, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 12,882 (100%)
Population in Households 12,399 (96.3%)
Population in Families 9,557 (74.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 483 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 1,406
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $45,916
Average Household Income $61,574
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $25,012
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,462 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,730 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 792 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $96,004
Average Home Value $141,898
Housing Affordability Index3 227


Total Households 5,192
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,205
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.19% 0.01%
Households -0.15% 0.05%
Families -0.28% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%

El Dorado, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Dorado to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 96th
Population Density # 121 82nd
Median Household Income # 557 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 336 50th
Per Capita Income # 545 19th
Diversity Index # 128 81st

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