El Dorado County

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El Dorado County, California

360 Fair Ln Bldg B
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-5490
Fax: (530) 621-2147

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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