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Rancho Mirage, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rancho Mirage had a population of 18,099 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho Mirage is located at latitude 33.7604 and longitude -116.4288 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rancho Mirage (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 272 feet.

The City of Rancho Mirage (GNIS ID: 2411515) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rancho Mirage is located within Cathedral City-Palm Desert CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rancho Mirage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rancho Mirage, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,099
Daytime Population: Workers 17,292
Daytime Population: Residents 11,846
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 18,044
Population in Familes 12,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 740
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $72,196
Average Household Income $120,491
Per Capita Income $61,201


Total Housing Units 14,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,198 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,045 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,236 (36.2%)
Median Home Value $682,606
Average Home Value $723,482


Total Households 9,242
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 5,029
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.93%
Households 0.63% 0.86%
Families 0.57% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Rancho Mirage, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rancho Mirage to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 368 76th
Population Density # 848 44th
Diversity Index # 1076 29th
Median Household Income # 447 71st
Per Capita Income # 125 92nd

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