Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,075
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens52.8%
Employed Population 16+5,758
Age of the Population66

Families

% of people married56%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.4%
Median Earnings25+$42,383
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,214
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,503

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,549
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,196
Median House Value$499,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.1%
English13.1%
Irish10.6%
Italian9.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.5%
Polish2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Russian2.2%
Norwegian2.2%
Dutch2%
Austrian1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Czech0.6%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
South African0.1%
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Rancho Mirage Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyRiverside County
Standard Zip Codes92270
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.78
Approximate Longitude-116.41

Rancho 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)

StationPALM SPRINGS
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 88 F
Jul Temp76 to 108 F
Oct Temp61 to 91 F
Annual Precip5.2 inches
StationINDIO FIRE STATION
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 87 F
Jul Temp78 to 107 F
Oct Temp62 to 92 F
Annual Precip3.1 inches
StationBEAUMONT 1 E
Distance34.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp44 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 82 F
Annual Precip19.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cathedral City54,037$54,497
Coachella44,849$44,615
Indian Wells5,317$146,250
La Quinta40,704$97,517
Palm Desert52,124$72,596
Palm Springs47,525$64,973

Rancho Mirage Public Libraries

Rancho Mirage Public Library
71-100 HIGHWAY 111
Rancho Mirage, California
(760) 341-7323

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Rancho Mirage Hospitals

The Betty Ford Center
(Non-profit)
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Eisenhower Medical Center
(Non-profit)
39-000 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage Public Schools

Rancho Mirage Elementary
42-985 Indian Trail Rd.
ZIP: 92270
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Rancho Mirage High
31001 Rattler Rd.
ZIP: 92270
High
Total Enrollment 1196

Rancho Mirage Private Schools

Marywood-palm Valley School
35525 Da Vall Dr
ZIP: 92270
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 388
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