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Overview

Introduction to El Dorado, Kansas

El Dorado, Kansas, in Butler county, is located 27 miles E of Wichita, Kansas. The city is part of the Wichita metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

El Dorado History

El Dorado is the county seat of Butler County, which was founded on August 25, 1855 and was named in the honor of Senator Andrew Pickens Butler. The city is a part of Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name El Dorado is derived from Spanish term meaning "place of wealth and abundance." El Dorado was incorporated on September 12, 1871.

El Dorado and nearby Attractions

  • Coutts Memorial Museum of Art
  • El Dorado State Park
  • Butler County Historical Society Museum
  • Kansas Oil & Gas Museum

Things To Do In El Dorado

During your stay in El Dorado, you can visit the Kansas Oil & Gas Museum. Some of the local churches include the Church of Christ, Church of God in Prophecy, and the Trinity United Methodist Church. There is also the North Main Shopping Center where you can spend your leisure. Book lovers can visit the Bradford Memorial Library. Every year, the city of El Dorado celebrates the Frontier Heritage Festival in June, the Kafir Corn Fall Festival in October, and the Prairie Port Festival in July. It also hosts the annual Butler County Fair.

El Dorado Transportation

Air transportation is provided by the Hutchinson Municpal Airport.

El Dorado Higher Education

Butler County Community College, Friends University, Wichita State University, and Cowley County Community College offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,003
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+6,299
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,935
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,991
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$89,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
German19.7%
Irish11%
English5.7%
Scottish2.3%
Swedish1.7%
Polish1.6%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
African0.2%
Greek0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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El Dorado Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butler County
Standard Zip Codes67042
Phone Area Codes316
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.82
Approximate Longitude-96.85

El Dorado Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEL DORADO
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationCASSODAY
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches
StationFLORENCE
Distance30.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip32.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover12,661$94,229
Augusta9,339$59,488
Benton878$83,625
Leon680$54,917
Potwin530$53,125
Towanda1,417$54,150

El Dorado Public Libraries

Bradford Memorial Library
611 S. WASHINGTON
El Dorado, Kansas
(316) 321-3363

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El Dorado Hospitals

Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
720 W Central St
(316) 321-3300

El Dorado Public Schools

Circle Oil Hill Elementary
2700 W 6th Ave
ZIP: 67042
(316) 320-9515
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
El Dorado High
401 Mccollum Road
ZIP: 67042
(316) 322-4810
High
Total Enrollment 583
El Dorado Middle
440 E Wildcat Way
ZIP: 67042
(316) 322-4820
Middle
Total Enrollment 386
Grandview Elem
1300 Lawndale St
ZIP: 67042
(316) 322-4830
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Jefferson Elem
1216 W Third
ZIP: 67042
(316) 322-4840
Primary
Total Enrollment 195
Lincoln Elem
522 West Fifth Street
ZIP: 67042
(316) 322-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 131
Skelly Elementary School
951 Skelly Street
ZIP: 67042
(316) 322-4860
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
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