Place:El Dorado, California, United States

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El Dorado County, officially the County of El Dorado, is a county located in the historic Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and foothills of the U.S. state of California. The 2010 population was 181,058. The El Dorado county seat is in Placerville.

The population of El Dorado County has grown as the Greater Sacramento has expanded into the region. In the unique Lake Tahoe area of the county, environmental awareness and environmental protection initiatives have grown along with the population since the 1960 Winter Olympics, hosted at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in neighboring Placer County.

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History

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El Dorado County, the first in which gold was discovered, is derived from the Spanish meaning "the gilded".

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Date Event Source
1850 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 20,057
1860 20,562
1870 10,309
1880 10,683
1890 9,232
1900 8,986
1910 7,492
1920 6,426
1930 8,325
1940 13,229
1950 16,207
1960 29,390
1970 43,833
1980 85,812
1990 125,995

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