Introduction to Rancho Mirage, California

Rancho Mirage, California is 32 miles E of Hemet, California (center to center) and 58 miles E of Riverside, California. It is in Riverside county and is part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metro area. The population of Rancho Mirage is 13,249.

Rancho Mirage History

The earliest modern settlers came to this area during the 1920s and 30s. However, substantial development began only after the end of World War II. This area has been quite popular with rich and powerful people. Well known celebrities like Frank Sinatra, as well as several U.S. Presidents have either lived or vacationed in Rancho Mirage.

Rancho Mirage and nearby Attractions

  • McCallum Theater
  • Thunderbird Guest Ranch
  • Westin Hotels Mission Hills resort
  • Agua Caliente Casino

Things To Do In Rancho Mirage

The city has 12 golf courses. There is a casino which is very popular among locals, as well as tourists. Apart from that there are parks, shopping malls and facilities for playing tennis and basketball among other sports.

Rancho Mirage Transportation

The Palm Springs International Airport lies at a short distance.

Rancho Mirage Higher Education

The College of the Desert is nearby.


Total Population 17,634
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 45.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,865
Age of the Population 62


% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.3%
Median Earnings25+ $42,514
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,489


Median Family Income $99,677
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 15.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 33.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,297
Median House Value $508,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 1%
English 12.6%
Irish 10.1%

Rancho Mirage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles E of Hemet, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles E of Riverside, California
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92270
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.739
Longitude -116.411

Rancho Mirage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 88 F
Jul Temp 76 to 108 F
Oct Temp 61 to 91 F
Annual Precip 5.2 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 87 F
Jul Temp 78 to 107 F
Oct Temp 62 to 92 F
Annual Precip 3.1 inches
Station BEAUMONT 1 E
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 44 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 82 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cathedral City 52,550 $47,489
Coachella 42,576 $40,018
Indian Wells 5,089 $108,000
La Quinta 38,774 $80,473
Palm Desert 49,953 $68,893
Palm Springs 45,827 $55,320

Rancho Mirage Public Libraries

Rancho Mirage Public Library
42-520 BOB HOPE DR.
Rancho Mirage, California
(760) 341-7323

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Rancho Mirage Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(760) 340-3911
Emergency Service: Yes

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