Eldorado, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,784 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 874  (49.0%)
Females: 910  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76936.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,175 (it was $27,682 in 2000)
Eldorado:

$44,175
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,223 (it was $12,994 in 2000)

Eldorado city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,485 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Eldorado:

$67,485
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $73,962; Detached houses: $78,190; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,261; Mobile homes: $44,834

Median gross rent in 2013: $504.

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  • Races in Eldorado, TX (2010)

    Eldorado races chart
    • 1,19561.3%Hispanic
    • 72237.0%White alone
    • 191.0%Black alone
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

Races in Eldorado detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Eldorado: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (10.6%), German (9.1%), English (6.4%), United States (2.9%), Dutch (2.1%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2439 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,287 people per square mile   (low).

Eldorado, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Eldorado:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eldorado city:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

213 residents are foreign born (10.5% Latin America).

This city:

10.5%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,295 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $595 (1.1%)

Eldorado satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (41.9 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Antonio, TX (158.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Sonora, TX (4.5 miles ), Christoval, TX (4.9 miles ), Sonora Rural, TX (5.2 miles ), Mertzon, TX (5.5 miles ), Ozona, TX (6.1 miles ), East Crockett, TX (6.2 miles ), West Tom Green, TX (6.2 miles ), San Angelo, TX (6.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $58,800
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $38,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $73,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.86 N, Longitude: 100.60 W

Area code: 325

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

4.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -102 (-5.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (42%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Eldorado: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Eldorado, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Eldorado-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.3 miles away from the Eldorado city center killed 13 people and injured 159 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1999, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the city center caused $10,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eldorado-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from Eldorado center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.4 miles away from Eldorado center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 259.5 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 Schleicher County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eldorado topographic map

Birthplace of: Alvin Luedecke - Air Force general.

Hospitals and medical centers in Eldorado:

  • SCHLEICHER COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (400 W MURCHISON AVE)

airports located in Eldorado:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldorado:

  • Angelo State University (about 41 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,019)
  • Howard College (about 109 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Midland College (about 121 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 123 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 125 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 125 miles; Uvalde, TX; FT enrollment: 3,569)
  • Odessa College (about 127 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public high school in Eldorado:

  • ELDORADO H S (Students: 176, Location: 205 FIELDS AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Eldorado:

  • ELDORADO EL (Students: 281, Location: 205 W FIELDS AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • ELDORADO MIDDLE (Students: 177, Location: 206 W AVE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Eldorado

Library in Eldorado:

  • SCHLEICHER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,881; Location: 201 SW MAIN ST; 13,994 books; 370 audio materials; 860 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Eldorado: Eldorado Volunteer Fire Department (A), Schleicher County Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Eldorado: Courthouse Square Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Schleicher County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.4%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 64.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
32 people in nursing homes in 2000
14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Eldorado, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Eldorado (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Eldorado: The First National Bank Of Eldorado at 100 Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $62.3 mil, Deposits: $54.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Eldorado Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Eldorado city (based on Schleicher County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1178
Catholic4001
Mainline Protestant3632
None1,581-
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: 1
Schleicher County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Schleicher County:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Schleicher County:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Eldorado:

47.5%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Eldorado:

11.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Eldorado:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

51.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Eldorado:

78.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eldorado, TX 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
Financial Administration 2$7,706$46,2360$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,852$27,4080$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,066$26,1320$0
Sewerage 1$5,031$60,3720$0
Water Supply 3$6,759$27,0360$0
Gas Supply 2$5,142$30,8520$0
Totals for Government 17$44,556$31,4510$0

Eldorado government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $151,000 ($84.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($30.27)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($30.27)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $536,000 ($300.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $293,000 ($164.24)
    Water Utilities: $196,000 ($109.87)
    Sewerage: $191,000 ($107.06)
    Financial Administration: $169,000 ($94.73)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($45.96)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($4.48)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($3.92)
    Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($1.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.12)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($23.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $382,000 ($214.13)

Eldorado government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $355,000 ($198.99)
    Sewerage: $167,000 ($93.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($32.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($8.97)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $603,000 ($338.00)
    Water Utilities: $190,000 ($106.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $109,000 ($61.10)
  • Tax - Property: $200,000 ($112.11)
    Total General Sales: $87,000 ($48.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $60,000 ($33.63)

Eldorado government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $705,000 ($395.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $625,000 ($350.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $80,000 ($44.84)

Eldorado government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $725,000 ($406.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $134,000 ($75.11)

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Tom Green County, TX  1.67% ($38,688 average AGI)


11.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.42%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Tom Green County, TX  3.38% ($25,088 average AGI)
to Mohave County, AZ  1.79% ($16,056)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eldorado:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHOS (980 AM; 1 kW; SONORA, TX; Owner: ZACARIAS SERRATO)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldorado:

  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KHOS-FM (92.1 FM; SONORA, TX; Owner: SONORA BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Eldorado:

  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)

Eldorado fatal accident list:

Jun 9, 2011 09:57 PM, Us-277, Dixie Rd, Lat: 30.86911, Lon: -100.59088, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 28, 2007 10:55 PM, Rabbit, Lat: 30.86952, Lon: -100.60926, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 8, 1997 08:15 PM, Fm915, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 28, 1981 10:35 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 1978 04:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 22, 1977 02:05 AM, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Eldorado)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Eldorado, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Eldorado)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Eldorado)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Eldorado, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3277.5 years
Mary2775.3 years
John1279.3 years
James1163.9 years
George1081.0 years
Robert1072.7 years
Ruth984.9 years
Fred876.4 years
Ruby889.2 years
Jessie774.4 years
Most common last names in Eldorado, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2078.7 years
Edmiston1281.6 years
Arispe967.6 years
Martinez961.0 years
Griffin869.8 years
Davis883.7 years
Baker878.0 years
Enochs883.9 years
Nixon873.2 years
Johnson787.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Eldorado compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Eldorado on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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