El Dorado Springs, Missouri

El Dorado Springs is the largest city in Cedar County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,593 at the 2010 census. The name is commonly shortened to El Dorado or El Do.

El Dorado Springs, Missouri
Location of El Dorado Springs, Missouri
Location of El Dorado Springs, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°52′15″N 94°1′16″W / 37.87083°N 94.02111°W / 37.87083; -94.02111Coordinates: 37°52′15″N 94°1′16″W / 37.87083°N 94.02111°W / 37.87083; -94.02111
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyCedar
Area
 • Total3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land3.08 sq mi (7.98 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
850 ft (259 m)
Population
 • Total3,593
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
3,593
 • Density1,200/sq mi (450/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64744
Area code(s)417
FIPS code29-21502[4]
GNIS feature ID0748498[5]
City Park Bandstand
A view of the bandstand in the El Dorado Springs City Park
El Dorado Spring
The spring of El Dorado Springs, MO.

GeographyEdit

El Dorado Springs is located at 37°52′15″N 94°1′16″W / 37.87083°N 94.02111°W / 37.87083; -94.02111 (37.870872, -94.021024).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.09 square miles (8.00 km2), of which 3.08 square miles (7.98 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18901,543
19002,13738.5%
19102,50317.1%
19202,212−11.6%
19301,917−13.3%
19402,34222.2%
19502,61811.8%
19602,8649.4%
19703,30015.2%
19803,86817.2%
19903,830−1.0%
20003,775−1.4%
20103,593−4.8%
Est. 20183,593[3]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,593 people, 1,591 households, and 908 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,166.6 inhabitants per square mile (450.4/km2). There were 1,918 housing units at an average density of 622.7 per square mile (240.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 1,591 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,775 people, 1,654 households, and 984 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,225.7 people per square mile (473.2/km²). There were 1,897 housing units at an average density of 615.9 per square mile (237.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96% White, 0.4% African American, 1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,654 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,789, and the median income for a family was $26,366. Males had a median income of $23,109 versus $15,197 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,575. About 18.7% of families and 24.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.7% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.

HistoryEdit

El Dorado Springs was founded in 1881,[8] near a natural spring by brothers Nathaniel and Waldo Cruce who attempted to capitalize on the namesake's spring water.[9] A post office has been in operation at El Dorado Springs since 1881.[10]

EducationEdit

El Dorado Springs R-II School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and El Dorado Springs High School.[11] The city also contains El Dorado Christian School, a private institution.[12]

The town has a lending library, a branch of the Cedar County Library District.[13]

Arts and cultureEdit

An annual tradition is the Founder's Day Picnic which began early in the town's existence as an annual gathering for residents. It is a three-night event which has grown to be the largest attraction of the year and brings thousands of visitors to town. In recent years a carnival has provided rides and the City Council hires performers to give free concerts in the City Park. This upcoming picnic will be the city's 135th.

El Dorado Springs boasts Missouri's oldest municipal band[14] performing in the United States at the longest continually used bandstand.

MediaEdit

The city has two newspapers: The Star and The Sun; along with local FM radio station KESM.

Notable PeopleEdit

Kamber Cain - Country Music Singer [15]

Sydney Friar - Miss Missouri 2011 [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 273.
  9. ^ "Cedar County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  11. ^ "El Dorado Springs R-Ii School District". Great Schools. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  12. ^ "El Dorado Christian School". Great Schools. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "kamber-cain". kamber-cain. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  16. ^ "Miss Missouri 2011 Sydney Friar - Miss America". Miss America. Retrieved 2018-01-12.

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