Demographics & Profile

As the name “El Dorado” translates, this is a land of golden opportunity! High per capita incomes, low crime rates, and an area with huge economic growth have made this well-planned community a desirable destination for both families and business.

El Dorado Hills is an unincorporated area of El Dorado County. Most of El Dorado Hills government services and agencies are run by the County; this includes the El Dorado County Office of Economic Development.

For people interested in starting or moving a business to El Dorado Hills, please visit the El Dorado County Office of Economic Development website or visit the El Dorado Hills Chamber Business Resource Essentials page for more information and links.

El Dorado Hills Commercial Real Estate Market Update 2021

U.S. Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts 2022

El Dorado County and California Quicklinks

2018 El Dorado County Economic and Demographic Profile Report

View selected Economic Characteristics 2010

View the 2005 El Dorado Hills Demographic Analysis

View the El Dorado Hills Fire Department 2020 Annual Report
(Most updated information on population growth, homes constructed per year and commercial development)

El Dorado Hills Business Park Leasing/Sale Profile – 11/19: Office Market Overview, Office Market Rents, Industrial and Flex Market Fundamentals

Economic Development

Economic development is the development of economic wealth for a region for the well-being of their inhabitants. It is the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people. From a policy perspective, economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.

The El Dorado County Office of Economic Development provides assistance services directed toward encouraging the startup, retention and expansion of El Dorado County businesses and jobs, particularly with small businesses; creation of new jobs and employment opportunities; and diversification of economic activity and strengthening the County’s tax base. The El Dorado County Office of Economic Development has two major functions:

  • To provide information and referral services to help local businesses to start up, succeed, and grow;
  • To develop and disseminate factual data regarding significant economic activities, trends and projections for El Dorado County. In addition, the Economic Development Director performs numerous activities on behalf of the Board of Supervisors ranging from coordination to analysis of issues impacting the County.

Take a few moments to investigate the many resources available to help your business grow and prosper. For more information, visit the El Dorado County Office of Economic Development website.

The economic development activity in El Dorado Hills is fostered by a high educational attainment, training facilities available, and age demographics, networks of services, growing infrastructure, high quality of life and access to good education.

Here are some of the latest findings:

2022 El Dorado Hills Business Walk – Post-event Report ›

2018 El Dorado Hills Business Walk – Post-event Report ›

2016 El Dorado Hills Business Walk – Post event Report ›

2014 El Dorado Hills Business Walk – Post-event Report ›

2011 El Dorado Hills Economic and Demographic Analysis ›

El Dorado Hills Business Confidence Survey

El Dorado Hills Economic Index Reports