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El Mirage, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of El Mirage had a population of 34,651 as of July 1, 2017. El Mirage ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Mirage is located at latitude 33.5902 and longitude -112.3271 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Mirage (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of El Mirage (GNIS ID: 2410412) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of El Mirage is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Mirage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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El Mirage, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,651
Daytime Population: Workers 4,316
Daytime Population: Residents 20,258
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,574
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 34,636
Population in Familes 29,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 3,505
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $53,323
Average Household Income $62,611
Per Capita Income $18,485


Total Housing Units 12,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,908 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,314 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,988 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $126,605
Average Home Value $151,354


Total Households 10,222
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 7,951
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.35%
Households 1.14% 1.35%
Families 1.01% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

El Mirage, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Mirage to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 93rd
Population Density # 15 97th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 66 86th
Per Capita Income # 260 43rd

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