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Overview

Introduction to El Mirage, Arizona

El Mirage, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 5 miles W of Peoria, Arizona and 17 miles NW of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is part of the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan statistical area. About 7,609 people live in El Mirage.

El Mirage History

The city of El Mirage was founded in 1937 by a number of migrant farm workers. These workers settled on the west bank of Agua Fria River. Farming and agriculture have been crucial to El Mirage's economy since the time of its inception, but it has witnessed a robust industry growth over the past few decades.

El Mirage and nearby Attractions

  • Arizona Military Museum
  • Pueblo Grande Ruin
  • Arizona State Capitol Museum
  • Lost Dutchman State Park
  • Usery Mountain Recreation Area

Things To Do In El Mirage

The Arizona Military Museum, which is maintained by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society, features several exhibits starting from the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors to the present-day. The 3,648-acre Usery Mountain Recreation Area offers opportunities for camping. It is also an ideal picnic spot.

El Mirage Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

El Mirage Higher Education

Phoenix College, Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 33,010
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,800
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,962
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,285

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,884
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,081
Median House Value $108,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.4%
Irish 7.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

El Mirage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Peoria, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85335
Phone Area Codes 623
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -112.32

El Mirage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station YOUNGTOWN
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 86 F
Jul Temp 79 to 108 F
Oct Temp 59 to 90 F
Annual Precip 9 inches
Station LITCHFIELD PARK
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 67 F
Apr Temp 51 to 86 F
Jul Temp 75 to 108 F
Oct Temp 55 to 90 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
Station DEER VALLEY (PHOENIX)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 83 F
Jul Temp 77 to 104 F
Oct Temp 57 to 87 F
Annual Precip 7.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glendale 234,844 $54,866
Litchfield Park 5,253 $94,167
Peoria 163,664 $75,968
Surprise 123,813 $66,386
Tolleson 6,806 $33,000
Youngtown 6,405 $52,066

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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El Mirage High Schools

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DYSART HIGH SCHOOL
11425 N. DYSART ROAD
623-876-7500
A Title I School.
Serves 1,270 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

DYSART HIGH SCHOOL
11425 N. DYSART RD.
623-873-1860
A Vocational School
Serves 472 students.

SUNDOWN HIGH SCHOOL
11405 N. DYSART ROAD
623-876-7927
Serves 117 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.3

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