Eldorado, Maryland

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Population in 2014: 58 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 27  (46.6%)
Females: 31  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 21659

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,162 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Eldorado:

$66,162
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,759 (it was $14,494 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $158,523 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Eldorado:

$158,523
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $143,394; Detached houses: $142,722

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,195.

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  • Races in Eldorado, MD (2010)

    Eldorado races chart
    • 4779.7%White alone
    • 610.2%Black alone
    • 46.8%Two or more races
    • 11.7%Asian alone
    • 11.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Eldorado: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (24.0%), Jamaican (12.0%), English (8.0%), German (4.0%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1947

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 737 people per square mile   (low).

Eldorado, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Eldorado:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eldorado town:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

5 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America, 3.4% Europe).

This town:

8.6%
Maryland:

14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Eldorado town:  1.1% ($643)
Maryland:  1.2% ($1,782)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (57.9 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (67.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (103.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Brookview, MD (0.9 miles) , Galestown, MD (2.0 miles) , Sharptown, MD (2.2 miles ), District 10, Sharptown, MD (2.3 miles ), Hurlock, MD (2.3 miles ), Vienna, MD (2.7 miles ), Federalsburg, MD (2.7 miles ), East New Market, MD (2.7 miles) .

Latitude: 38.58 N, Longitude: 75.79 W

Eldorado household income distribution Eldorado home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+36.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (39%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (56%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (39%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (44%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Eldorado, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Eldorado, Maryland average temperatures Eldorado, Maryland average precipitation Eldorado, Maryland humidity Eldorado, Maryland wind speed Eldorado, Maryland snowfall Eldorado, Maryland sunshine Eldorado, Maryland clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Eldorado-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Eldorado town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.2 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eldorado-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from Eldorado center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 316.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 378.8 miles away from Eldorado center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dorchester County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eldorado topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Eldorado:

  • NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • LOFLAND PARK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • METHODIST MANOR HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • SEAFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • DELMAR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DELMAR, DE)
  • EASTERN SHORE HOSPITAL CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CAMBRIDGE, MD)
  • CAMBRIDGE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CAMBRIDGE, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldorado:

  • Salisbury University (about 20 miles; Salisbury, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 22 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 22 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 27 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 44 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 45 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 47 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

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Notable locations in Eldorado: Eldorado - Brookview Volunteer Fire Company Station 26 (A), Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services 200 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dorchester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.2. This is about average.

City:

79.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.681. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.681
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.2%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Maryland average:

12.6

Eldorado travel time to work - commute Eldorado mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Eldorado town (based on Dorchester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,16047
Evangelical Protestant3,46031
Catholic1,2173
Black Protestant7203
Other3392
None20,722-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Dorchester County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dorchester County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Dorchester County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dorchester County:

31.5%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.8%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.9%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Eldorado:

29.4
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Eldorado:

31.6%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Eldorado:

14.4%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Eldorado:

6.8
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

42.4%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

47.7%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.6%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eldorado, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Maryland average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Talbot County, MD  1.07% ($29,851 average AGI)
from Caroline County, MD  0.71% ($29,618)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.45% ($22,696)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Maryland average:

6.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Talbot County, MD  0.86% ($35,102 average AGI)
to Caroline County, MD  0.70% ($27,239)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.64% ($29,988)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eldorado:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldorado:

  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEM-FM (106.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING L.C.)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W204AY (88.7 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCEI-FM (96.7 FM; EASTON, MD; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDIH (90.3 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/C FOUNDATION)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Eldorado:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Eldorado fatal accident list:

Jan 15, 2006 03:04 AM, Sr-313, Co-269, Lat: 38.55587, Lon: -75.73006, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 11, 1990 09:30 PM, 282, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Electricity (40%)

Eldorado compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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