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.

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 17,770
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 48.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,472
Age of the Population 64


% of people married 56.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.9%
Median Earnings25+ $46,353
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,804
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,964


Median Family Income $98,021
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 15.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,237
Median House Value $478,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 1%
English 13.1%
Irish 11.5%

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

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 53,020 $44,483
Coachella 43,308 $39,120
Indian Wells 5,158 $123,109
La Quinta 39,301 $81,380
Palm Desert 50,565 $65,973
Palm Springs 46,305 $55,671

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

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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