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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,937
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+14,302
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,673

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,483
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,094
Median House Value$124,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.7%
Irish6.8%
English4.7%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish1.2%
African1.2%
Nigerian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Russian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
German0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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El Mirage Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85335
Phone Area Codes623
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.59
Approximate Longitude-112.33

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)

StationYOUNGTOWN
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 86 F
Jul Temp79 to 108 F
Oct Temp59 to 90 F
Annual Precip9 inches
StationLITCHFIELD PARK
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 86 F
Jul Temp75 to 108 F
Oct Temp55 to 90 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches
StationDEER VALLEY (PHOENIX)
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 83 F
Jul Temp77 to 104 F
Oct Temp57 to 87 F
Annual Precip7.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glendale239,943$55,206
Litchfield Park5,449$93,319
Peoria158,677$76,830
Surprise127,492$68,454
Tolleson6,985$42,377
Youngtown6,563$51,798

El Mirage Public Schools

Dysart Elementary School
12950 W. Varney Road
ZIP: 85335
Primary
Total Enrollment 1072
Dysart High School
11425 N. Dysart Road
ZIP: 85335
High
Total Enrollment 1604
El Mirage School
13500 North El Mirage Road
ZIP: 85335
Primary
Total Enrollment 900
Riverview School
12701 North Main
ZIP: 85335
Primary
Total Enrollment 986
Surprise Elementary School
12907 W. Greenway Rd.
ZIP: 85335
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Thompson Ranch Elementary
11800 West Thompson Ranch Road
ZIP: 85335
Primary
Total Enrollment 979
West-mec - Dysart High School
11425 N. Dysart Rd.
ZIP: 85335
High
Total Enrollment 2
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