El Mirage, Arizona Population 2020

36,122
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El Mirage is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 36,122, it is the 27th largest city in Arizona and the 1087th largest city in the United States. El Mirage is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 13.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,797 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, El Mirage has a population density of 3,650 people per square mile.

The average household income in El Mirage is $64,332 with a poverty rate of 15.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,184 per month, and the median house value is $151,500. The median age in El Mirage is 30.1 years, 29 years for males, and 31.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males.

El Mirage Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of El Mirage was:

  • White: 72.35%
  • Other race: 10.26%
  • Black or African American: 9.30%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Asian: 1.90%
  • Native American: 1.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of El Mirage, Arizona is 36,122, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,670.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,797.

El Mirage, Arizona Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,32672.35%
Some Other Race3,59310.26%
Black or African American3,2579.30%
Two or More Races1,6024.58%
Asian6651.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native4661.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander950.27%
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El Mirage Population Pyramid 2020

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El Mirage Median Age

30.1


Total

29


Male

31.3


Female

El Mirage Adults

There are 23,812 adults, (2,811 of whom are seniors) in El Mirage.

El Mirage Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

13.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.3

Child Dependency Ratio

El Mirage Sex Ratio

Female

17,616

50.33%

Male

17,388

49.67%

El Mirage Households and Families

El Mirage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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El Mirage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family68.5%31.5%
Married67.6%32.4%
All62.2%37.8%
Female49.6%50.4%
Male44.2%55.8%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,4783.3462.2
Married5,1253.7867.6
Non Family2,3261.3568.5
Female2,3064.1449.6
Male7214.0444.2

3.72

Average Family Size

3.34

Average Household Size

10.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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El Mirage Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6187.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,8228.95%
High School Graduate6,99534.36%
Some College5,16025.35%
Associates Degree1,6468.09%
Bachelors Degree2,19010.76%
Graduate Degree9254.54%
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El Mirage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,7549,1101,896
Hispanic8,1655,607713
Other Race1,9851,31593
Black1,6511,521311
Asian48738284
Multiple Races442343103
Native American26416530
Islander716050

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 70.42%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,755$37,967$32,037
Less Than High School$23,817$26,506$18,422
High School Grad$31,956$33,898$29,756
Some College$37,265$45,542$32,912
Bachelors Degree$41,544$41,673$41,429
Graduate Degree$51,719$53,013$49,896

$34,755

Average Earnings

$37,967

Average Male

$32,037

Average Female

El Mirage Language

El Mirage Language by Age

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El Mirage Language

66.36% of El Mirage residents speak only English, while 33.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.26% of the population.

El Mirage Poverty

El Mirage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,2042,86017.65%
White13,9371,44910.40%
Black3,25784525.94%
Other3,58245012.56%
Multiple1,60240925.53%
Asian66512919.40%
Native43512628.97%
Islander954446.32%

15.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.61%

Male Poverty Rate

16.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Mirage

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Mirage is Islander, with 46.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Mirage is White, with 10.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.62%
High School9.82%
Some College8.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.54%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.22%
Male Unemployed24.28%
Female Employed8.72%
Male Employed6.87%

El Mirage Income

El Mirage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,646$64,332
Families$54,868$63,299
Married Families$66,450-
Non Families$45,076$53,228
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El Mirage Marital Status

El Mirage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

El Mirage Married by Age and Sex

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El Mirage Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

El Mirage Marital Status by Race

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El Mirage Veterans

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1,650

Number of Veterans

1,426

Male Veterans

224

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War494
Vietnam474
First Gulf War389
Korea86
World War II43
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54560
18 to 34311
65 to 74305
55 to 64278
75+196
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3587.74%
Hispanic2572.57%
Black1818.74%
Other481.94%
2 or More415.90%
Asian162.84%
Hawaiian66.90%

El Mirage Veterans by Education

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6.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Mirage Employment Status

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.33%

Born in Arizona

86.82%

Native Born

13.18%

Foreign Born

6.94%

Non Citizen

6.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.82% of El Mirage residents were born in the United States, with 46.33% having been born in Arizona. 6.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202036,1222260.63%
201935,8962260.63%
201835,6702340.66%
201735,4362260.64%
201635,2104551.31%
201534,7556671.96%
201434,0885961.78%
201333,4926351.93%
201232,8576011.86%
201132,2564481.41%
201031,80824,19915.38%
20007,6092,6084.29%
19905,0016941.51%
19804,3071,0492.83%
19703,2580.00%