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El Mirage
Entrance to the city of El Mirage
Entrance to the city of El Mirage
Official seal of El Mirage
Location of El Mirage in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Location of El Mirage in Maricopa County, Arizona.
El Mirage, Arizona is located in the United States
El Mirage, Arizona
El Mirage, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
 • Total 9.95 sq mi (25.78 km2)
 • Land 9.90 sq mi (25.63 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
1,145 ft (349 m)
 • Total 35,805
 • Density 3,617.40/sq mi (1,396.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP code
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-22220
GNIS feature ID 24845

El Mirage is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the U.S. Census estimates in 2019, the population of the city is 35,753.


El Mirage is located at 33°36′32″N 112°19′29″W / 33.60889°N 112.32472°W / 33.60889; -112.32472 (33.608988, -112.324654).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,723
1970 3,258 89.1%
1980 4,307 32.2%
1990 5,001 16.1%
2000 7,609 52.1%
2010 31,797 317.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 7,609 people in 2,121 households, including 1,737 families, in the city. The population density was 786.8 people per square mile (303.8/km²). There were 3,162 housing units at an average density of 326.9 per square mile (126.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.3% White, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 26.2% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. 66.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,121 households 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 13.0% of households were one person and 3.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.59 and the average family size was 3.87.

The age distribution was 36.8% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% 65 or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median household income was $33,813 and the median family income was $33,468. Males had a median income of $25,176 versus $19,192 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,342. About 12.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

El Mirage is near Luke U.S. Air Force Base, the largest Fighter Pilot Training Base in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and can boast that it has the highest paid city manager per capita in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area

Historic structures of El Mirage

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