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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    D-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  11. Commute
    B
El Dorado County is located in California with a population of 186,661. 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
$437,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,200
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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El Dorado County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    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
$80,582
National
$55,322

El Dorado County Reviews

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I like the safety and the schools in El Dorado County. The few things that could be improved are diversity and the ability to get around. There are virtually no safe ways to get around town without a car, which is a definite downside.
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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.
The area is beautiful and the neighborhoods are very friendly. There are lots of community activities as well.