El Dorado, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Dorado, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of El Dorado had a population of 13,255 as of July 1, 2017. 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 37.8205 and longitude -96.8616 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Dorado (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 485567) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Dorado population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Dorado: Eldorado.

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El Dorado, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,255
Daytime Population: Workers 7,980
Daytime Population: Residents 7,351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,331
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 12,784
Population in Familes 9,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 471
Population Density2 1,478
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $44,315
Average Household Income $58,319
Per Capita Income $24,228


Total Housing Units 6,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,288 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,004 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 712 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $93,801
Average Home Value $136,580


Total Households 5,292
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,287
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.45%
Households 0.17% 0.4%
Families 0.04% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

El Dorado, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Dorado to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 116 83rd
Diversity Index # 133 80th
Median Household Income # 471 30th
Per Capita Income # 461 31st

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