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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
El Dorado is a town in Arkansas with a population of 18,201. El Dorado is in Union County. Living in El Dorado offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in El Dorado and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in El Dorado are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$635
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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El Dorado 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
    947.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,108.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,240.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in El Dorado

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,366
National
$55,322
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El Dorado Reviews

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I have lived in El Dorado for all 18 years of my life up to this point. El Dorado definitely has a small town feel. The historic downtown is personally my favorite part of El Dorado, home to many small businesses, boutiques, shops, and family-owned businesses. The El Dorado school district does not have high ratings at this time, but they do present the opportunity for students to get part or full tuition paid ar college called the El Dorado Promise, funded by Murphy. El Dorado has recently added a Murphy Arts District, MAD, which has hosts events like concerts. El Dorado also has a K-12 School called West Side Christian School, if you don’t like the public school district or want a different type of education for your child that offer your child a unique opportunity. Although it isn’t perfect, it’s a great family-friendly place to call home.
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El Dorado is a wonderful small city. The people are especially welcoming and friendly, and the cost of living is comparatively low. The downtown area is quaint and lovely, and the growing music scene is fantastic!
It is a small town where everybody knows anybody and eventually will run into each other somewhere during the day. I love this place for its peaceful environment and livable friendly people. The only reason why I didn't give it 5stars wouldbe because the is not that much to do and there's not a mall or a place for teens to spend their time. However lately they have been conducting new and different things around for people to spend their time in a healthy matter along the side of their friends and family. I can see it changing more any's growing in the next couple of years.