El Dorado County

El Dorado County, California

360 Fair Ln Bldg B
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-5490
Fax: (530) 621-2147
co.el-dorado.ca.us

In NE CA, E of Sacramento; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: From Spanish 'the gilded' or 'the golden,' originally applied to a legendary chief and city sought by the early Spanish explorers; here the name refers to gold discovered in the area in 1848

Area (sq mi):: 1788.10 (land 1710.85; water 77.25) Population per square mile: 103.40
Population 2005: 176,841 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 13.10%; 1990-2000 24.10% Population 2000: 156,299 (White 84.90%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 9.30%; Asian 2.10%; Other 7.60%). Foreign born: 7.20%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $25,560; median household $51,484; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $35,597-$36,373
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 29.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • South Lake Tahoe (23,926)
  • Placerville County seat (10,151)

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    The Bank, headquartered in Solano County since 1910, serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, and Contra Costa County, as well as the west slope of El Dorado County.
    Headquartered in Solano County, First Northern Bank is an independent community bank that specialises in relationship banking and serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Contra Costa County and the west slope of El Dorado County.
    California's El Dorado County was once part of a thriving commercial pear-growing region.
    The Grace Foundation, in California's El Dorado County, said rescuers picked up Beyonce's mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.
    The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control officers picked up the mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.
    The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, revealed that animal control picked up Beyonce's pregnant mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.
    The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control picked up Beyonce's pregnant mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.
    The Placerville Union School District website said the children are being evacuated to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds
    This business has been established 40 years and is the only complete machine shop in El Dorado County.
    in collaboration with several El Dorado County partners, has been awarded $389,000 in continued funding under the Governor's Career Technical Education Initiative.