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Eldorado, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Eldorado had a population of 4,076 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Eldorado is located at latitude 37.8117 and longitude -88.4416 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eldorado (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

The City of Eldorado (GNIS ID: 2394639) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Eldorado is located within Township of East Eldorado, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eldorado population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eldorado: El Dorado.

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Eldorado, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,076
Population in Households 3,925
Population in Familes 2,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 1,628
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,750
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,101 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 649 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $47,175
Average Home Value $79,446


Median Household Income $31,704
Average Household Income $44,373
Per Capita Income $19,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.24%
Households -0.41% -0.33%
Families -0.61% -0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Eldorado, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eldorado to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 380 72nd
Population Density1 # 417 70th
Diversity Index2 # 854 38th
Median Household Income # 1330 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1255 8th

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