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El Dorado, Arkansas

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Welcome to El Dorado ...

The city of El Dorado is located in Union County and is the County Seat for Union County.

The pronunciation of El Dorado: el doe-RAY-doe<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, El Dorado has a population of 18,030 people<2> (see below for details).

El Dorado is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: El Dorado lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

El Dorado lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for El Dorado: 71730-71731<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, El Dorado had a population of 18,884 people (or 45.35% of the total population of Union County). This makes El Dorado the county's most populous community.

The population of El Dorado represents 0.65% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,884 people, the population of El Dorado decreased 12.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,530 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, El Dorado had an population of 18,030 people. This is a decrease of 4.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for El Dorado.

Communities near El Dorado ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from El Dorado and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Calion   [Map]   459   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dumas City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Junction City   [Map]   537   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Louann   [Map]   150   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Norphlet   [Map]   805   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Perdue City   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for El Dorado.

Communities Also Named El Dorado ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named El Dorado - they are located in California, Georgia, Indiana (2), Kansas, New Mexico, Texas (3) and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for El Dorado.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around El Dorado. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of El Dorado. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around El Dorado. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for El Dorado:

Websites for El Dorado ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for El Dorado ...

Looking for more information about El Dorado? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for El Dorado, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for El Dorado.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for El Dorado. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for El Dorado.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around El Dorado - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as El Dorado). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether El Dorado or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for El Dorado includes: 71730 & 71731.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- El Dorado) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for El Dorado. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from El Dorado

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in El Dorado. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2119, Longitude: -92.6637     [Map].

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