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El Dorado

  •   State: 
    Kansas
      County: 
    Butler County
      City: 
    El Dorado
      County FIPS: 
    20015
      Coordinates: 
    37°49′16″N 96°51′30″W
      Area total: 
    9.20 sq mi (23.82 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.16 sq mi (23.72 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.09 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,332 ft (406 m)
      Established: 
    1860; Incorporated 1871
  •   Latitude: 
    37,8178
      Longitude: 
    -96,8523
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Wichita, KS
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    67042
      GMAP: 

    El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
    12,870
      Population density: 
    1,400 residents per square mile of area (540/km²)
      Household income: 
    $54,868
      Households: 
    558
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.30%
      Income taxes: 
    6.45%

El Dorado (EL-d-RAY-doh) is city and county seat of Butler County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 12,870. The name is of Spanish origin meaning "golden land" El Dorado Oil Field was the first oil field that was found using science/geologic mapping, and part of the Mid-Continent oil province. In 1916, there was an anti-black race riot in El Dorados after an incident between a black shoe shiner and a white oil worker. In 1943, German and Italian prisoners of World War II were brought to Kansas and other Midwest states as a means of solving the labor shortage caused by American men serving in the war effort. On June 10, 1958, a tornado hit the city and killed 13 people. In 2008, the city built a memorial at Graham Park in remembrance of the dead. The city is located 30 miles (48 km) east-northeast of Wichita at the junction of U.S. Routes 54 and 77 and K-254. The Kansas Turnpike, designated as Interstate 35, bypasses northwest of theCity. El Dorados is home to Butler Community College, which was founded in 1868. It is located along the western bank of the Walnut River, southwest of El Dorada Lake. The El Dorador Oil Field is the largest single field producer in the United States, and was responsible for 12.8% of national oil production and 9% of the world production.

History

El Dorado was laid out and platted in 1868. The name is of Spanish origin meaning "golden land" The El Dorado Oil Field was the first oil field that was found using science/geologic mapping, and part of the Mid-Continent oil province. In 1916, there was an anti-black race riot in El Dorados after an incident between a black shoe shiner and a white oil worker. German and Italian prisoners of World War II were brought to Kansas and other Midwest states as a means of solving the labor shortage caused by American men serving in the war effort. In 2008, the city built a memorial at Graham Park in remembrance of the dead. On June 10, 1958, a tornado hit the city and killed 13 people. The city is located in the U.S. state of Kansas, and was incorporated in 1870. It is located near the junction of the Kansas and Missouri Turnpike and the Kansas-Nebraska border. It was once the largest single field producer in the United States. In 1918, it was responsible for 12.8% of national oil production and 9% of the world production. It was deemed by some as "the oil fieldthat won World War I". It was also the largest oil field in the world, producing more than 1 million barrels of oil a year. The town is now home to the University of Kansas and the College of Veterinary Medicine, which was founded in 1877. It has a population of around 2,000.

Geography

El Dorado is located at 37°4916N 96°5130W (37.821117, 96.858281). The city is situated along the western bank of the Walnut River, southwest of El Dorado Lake. It is located 30 miles (48 km) east-northeast of Wichita at the junction of U.S. Routes 54 and 77 and K-254. The Kansas Turnpike, designated as Interstate 35, bypasses northwest of the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.92 square miles (23.10 km²) of which 8.86 square miles is land and 0.16 km² is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. It has a hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters, with lows of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) and highs of around 60 degrees (9 degrees F (10 degrees C) in the summer. The city has an average daily rainfall of 1.7 inches (4.4 centimeters) per year. The average yearly temperature is 4.4 degrees (1.8 degrees F). The average annual snowfall is 1.8 inches (3.4 inches) (or 3.2 inches) per month.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 13,021 people, 5,227 households, and 3,277 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,469.6 inhabitants per square mile (567.4/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 2.3% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $33,098, and the median income. for a family was $40,461. The per capita income for the City was $18,458. About 10.4%. of families and 13.5% of. the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7 of those under 18 and 6.1%. of those age 65 or over. El Dorado is part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has a population of 12,057, with 5,460 housing units at an average density of 857.7 per squaremile (330.9/km 2) The city's median age is 34 years, with 25.2% under the age of 18, and 26.6% from 18 to 24. The gender makeup ofthe city is 48.2%. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population will reach 13,000 by the end of the year.

Economy

El Dorado Refinery is the largest in Kansas. Capacity is 135,000 barrels per day (21,500 m3/d), with production split up into gasoline (55% of production), diesel and jet fuel (34%) and asphalt, chemicals and other refined petroleum products (11% percent of production) It was constructed and originally owned by what would later become Skelly Oil. Later, the refinery changed hands and was rebranded after Skelly was purchased by Getty Oil, and then rebranded again after Texaco attempted to purchase Getty. In 2011 it was re branded again when Frontier Oil and Holly Corporation merged. The refinery is currently owned and operated by HollyFrontier, is situated on the southwest edge of El Dorado. It is one of the largest oil refineries in the state of Kansas, with a capacity of 21,500 barrels a day (135,000 m3 per day) It is located on the edge of the town of El Dorado, which has a population of about 2,000. It was built in the 1950s and is located near the town's main highway, which runs through the town. It has a total of 11,000 acres of land, which is used to store crude oil and other petroleum products, as well as other industrial and agricultural products. It also has an oil storage facility, which was constructed in the 1970s and 1980s. The facility is owned by Frontier Oil, which merged with Holly Corporation in 2011 to form Holly Frontier Oil.

Education

Most of the community is served by El Dorado USD 490 public school district, which has one high school, one middle school, and three grade schools. The west side of the town is also served by Circle USD 375. The community is home to Butler Community College, which is a part of the U.S. College of Southern Institutions of Higher Education. The town also has its own version of the National Football League, the San Francisco 49ers, and the San Francisco 49ers. The city is also home to the University of Texas at El Dorado, which was founded in 1883. The El Dorados have a history of being involved in the U S. Army and the Army National Guard. They also have a chapter of the United States Army Reserve, the El Dorados National Guard, and a branch of the Army Air and Marine Corps Reserve. They have also been involved in World War II and the Korean War, and have served in the Air Force and Army National Guard since the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1980s and 1990s, the town was the site of the El Carmel Air Force Base, which served as a training base for the Air and Marine  Corps and Air Force deployments. The El Dorado Air Force base is located in the town's eastern part. The area is also known as the "Air Force Base" because of its proximity to the base. It was built in the late 1800s.

Sports

Butler Community College fields teams in both men's and women's sports. Butler competes in the NJCAA's Jayhawk Conference, and its teams have won numerous league and national accolades. Notable former Grizzlies with NBA experience include Stephen Jackson, Tony Allen, and Kasib Powell. The El Dorado Broncos were a summer amateur baseball team composed primarily of college players. The Broncos have won three NBC World Series in 1996, 1998 and 2009. Several former Broncos players currently play in Major League Baseball, including Nate Robertson and Heath Bell. Butler's women's and men's track and cross-country teams have also won numerous conference, regional, and national awards. Butler's men's basketball program also has a rich tradition, including a national championship in 1953 and a national tournament third-place finish in 1996. Butler's football team has won fiveNJCAA national championships (1981, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2008), and also played in the championship game in 2004 and 2010. The 1985 squad also finished the season ranked #1 nationally. The program has produced numerous NFL players, most notably Rudi Johnson. The team competed within the Jayhawk League as part of the National Baseball Congress, or NBC. It has won seven Jayhawks Conference championships since 1990, four NJC AA players of the year, ten NJCaaas All-Americans, and three NBA draft picks. It also has won numerousconference, regional, and national award wins since 1990.

Culture

The 1969 film The Gypsy Moths was filmed in part in El Dorado. It featured Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman, William Windom and Bonnie Bedelia. In April 2010, the Hot Rod Cafe was filmed for the documentary reality television series American Pickers episode "Easy Riders", which aired July 26, 2010. The cafe is located on Main Street in the town's downtown area. It is located near the intersection of Main Street and the highway, which runs through the town. The town is home to a number of historic buildings, including the El Dorados Theater and the Hotel de la Dorado, which was built in the 1930s and 1940s. The hotel was built on the site of a former stagecoach station, which closed in the 1950s. It was also the location of the opening of the Hotel De La Dorado in the 1960s, when it was known as the "El Dorado Hotel" The hotel is now called the "Hot Rod Cafe" and is located in the downtown area of the town, on the corner of the highway and Main Street. The restaurant is located at the base of a hill, near the junction of the two main roads, and is known for its hot rods and vintage cars. It has also been known as a popular hangout for the local community, with many locals referring to it as "The Hot Rod Cafes" and "The El Dorados" The cafe was also used for the filming of the TV series "American Pickers" in July 2010.

Parks and Recreation

The City of El Dorado maintains an extensive parks and recreation system. The community boasts a new athletic complex. The complex provides a venue for football, soccer, track and other community events.El Dorado State Park is also located just beyond the city limits and provides many recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, horse trails and archery. The city also has 12 neighborhood parks, 12 playgrounds, 4 baseball fields, 4 softball fields, 2 spray parks, 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, 2 outdoor basketball courts, a baseball stadium, an 18-hole disc golf course, and a 6.3 mile bike path. In addition to the parks, the community also has a high school, community college, and high school. The school district has a number of sports teams, including football, basketball, soccer and track. The town has a large number of golf courses, including 18 holes for the disc golf game, as well as a 4-hole golf course for the women's game. It also boasts a 6-mile bike path for the men's game and a 5-mile trail for the ladies. It has a state park for boating and fishing, with trails for hiking, biking, swimming and horse trails. It is also home to a large amount of outdoor activities, including archery, archery and horseback riding. In the summer, the town also offers a variety of activities for children, including swimming, biking and running.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas = 84. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 90. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in El Dorado = 4.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 12,870 individuals with a median age of 33.8 age the population grows by 1.35% in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,400 residents per square mile of area (540/km²). There are average 2.55 people per household in the 558 households with an average household income of $54,868 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.40% of the available work force and has dropped -1.64% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.32%. The number of physicians in El Dorado per 100,000 population = 92.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in El Dorado = 33.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 12 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 81. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 225. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 82.96%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $112,270 and home appreciation of 3.33%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,008 per student. There are 13.1 students for each teacher in the school, 269 students for each Librarian and 339 students for each Counselor. 8.61% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.77% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.27% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • El Dorado's population in Butler County, Kansas of 3,466 residents in 1900 has increased 3,71-fold to 12,870 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 46.78% female residents and 53.22% male residents live in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas.

    As of 2020 in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas are married and the remaining 32.13% are single population.

  • 19.2 minutes is the average time that residents in El Dorado require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.84% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 1.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 82.96% are owner-occupied homes, another 12.10% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.94% are vacant.

  • The 47.52% of the population in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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