El Mirage is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 33,935 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, El Mirage is the 28th largest community in Arizona. El Mirage has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in El Mirage, where the median household income is $47,564.00.
El Mirage is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, El Mirage is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in El Mirage who work in office and administrative support (18.50%), sales jobs (12.19%), and food service (7.57%).
One downside of living in El Mirage is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In El Mirage, the average commute to work is 32.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in El Mirage with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.03% of adults in El Mirage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in El Mirage in 2010 was $17,849, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,396 for a family of four. However, El Mirage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
El Mirage is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Mirage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Mirage residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. El Mirage also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 47.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Mirage include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
In addition, El Mirage has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.75%).
The most common language spoken in El Mirage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.