Rancho Mirage, CA
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Living in Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 17,303 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rancho Mirage is the 339th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Rancho Mirage are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Of important note, Rancho Mirage is also a city of artists. Rancho Mirage has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rancho Mirage’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Rancho Mirage telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.53% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Rancho Mirage is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Rancho Mirage has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Rancho Mirage has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rancho Mirage than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rancho Mirage may be for you.

The education level of Rancho Mirage ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Rancho Mirage, 44.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Rancho Mirage in 2018 was $76,278, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $305,112 for a family of four. However, Rancho Mirage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rancho Mirage is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rancho Mirage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rancho Mirage residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rancho Mirage also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rancho Mirage include English, Irish, German, Italian, and European.

In addition, Rancho Mirage has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.56%).

The most common language spoken in Rancho Mirage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.