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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
El Dorado County is located in California with a population of 185,015. In El Dorado County, most residents own their homes. In El Dorado County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of El Dorado County tend to lean conservative. The public schools in El Dorado County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$405,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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El Dorado County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    160
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    52.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,403.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    366.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in El Dorado County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,885
National
$55,322

El Dorado County Reviews

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I personally think El Dorado County as a whole is a great county. My major issue is with the Placerville area. I feel as though there are little job opportunities, and a high rate of drug addicts and alcoholics.
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Rural, yet close to everything. Not too far from Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Lots of hiking and other outdoor activities.
El Dorado County is a nice place to grow up. I always felt safe and was surrounded by people who are motivated yet non-competitive. The location is beautiful yet there is not many activities to do here.