El Mirage, AZ

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Living in El Mirage

El Mirage is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 35,753 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, El Mirage is the 28th largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in El Mirage, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to El Mirage, and putting down their money on brand new construction. El Mirage’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. El Mirage does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $58,216.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, El Mirage is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.84%), sales jobs (12.26%), and food service (8.29%).

One downside of living in El Mirage, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.21 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of El Mirage rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.28% of adults 25 and older in El Mirage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in El Mirage in 2018 was $21,302, 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 $85,208 for a family of four. However, El Mirage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Mirage is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Mirage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in El Mirage, accounting for 47.17% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of El Mirage residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in El Mirage include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in El Mirage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.