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Economic Overview


Union County is the largest sized county in Arkansas at 1,039.21 square miles.  Amazingly enough, it is almost as large as the state of Rhode Island!  2013 Census projections show that El Dorado has a population of 18,539 and Union County 40,694.  The median household income for Union County ($38,678) is comparable to the State of Arkansas ($40,531) showing that industrial employment provides a strong economy and good wages. 


The economy of Union County, AR employs 16,418 people. The economy of Union County, AR is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.9; 3.33; and 1.68 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Union County, AR are Manufacturing (2,649), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,413), and Retail trade (2,186), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,625), Utilities ($47,396), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,471).



Please see the demographic chart for a breakdown of the economic data for El Dorado and Union County.  Please contact us at 870-863-6113, if you need further data assistance.


                                    Did You Know?

  • The population density in El Dorado is 1949% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in El Dorado is 5% lower than Arkansas.

Source: The El Dorado, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).


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