El Mirage Maps

The City of El Mirage was incorporated in 1951 and is approximately 10 square miles. The current population exceeds 35,000 people. Please review the attached maps to identify locations, land-use, traffic counts and much more. 

Zoning Designations

Natural Reserve

Open, natural areas along the Agua Fria River where development is limited to those conditionally permitted in addition to fire and police facilities.

Rural Area

Largely open areas where single-family and agricultural detached uses are complemented by uses such as golf course, playgrounds, and community centers.


Suburban Neighborhood

Single-family detached residential areas where activity centers and contribute to community character, generate revenue and help to define the public realm.


Mixed Urban

Higher density area where a business, civic, dwelling, lodging, educational, civil support, and some automotive and industrial uses are permitted. The range of residential uses include accessory dwelling, duplexes, live/work units, single unit, watchman’s quarters permitted by-right and multi-family uses, which are conditionally permitted.

Mobile Park

Higher density residential areas where civic uses and businesses largely support the needs of the residents.


Commercial Park & Employment/Industry

Both zones are intended to accommodate businesses that generate significant traffic due to the high numbers of employees and visitors. Except for watchman’s quarters, residential uses are not allowed in either zone. The Employment/Industry (EI) zone is unique compared to other zones because all agricultural uses and most industrial uses are allowed by right.

Urban Corridor & Transit Development

Higher density areas related to transportation networks. The same uses are allowed in both zones and include the same set as those permitted and conditionally permitted in the Mixed Urban (MU) zone except for single unit residential, which are not allowed. The key difference between the two zones are the minimum lot size and the maximum number of stories. In the Transit Development zone, the minimum lot size is smaller and the maximum number of stories is taller.

El Mirage Fast Facts

  • Year Founded: 1937
  • Year Founded: 1937
  • Year Incorporated: 1951
  • Elevation: 1,126
  • Planning Area: 7,193 acres
  • Close to Freeways 303,101, and US 60
  • Average Daily Traffic Counts on major corridors between 30,000 to 45,000
  • Population: 31,767 2010 Census
  • Median age: 28.1
  • Median Household Income 2009: $48,641
  • Average daily water production rate: 3.5 to 6 million gallons per day
  • Annual average rainfall: 8.9 inches
  • Annual sunshine days: 310
  • Average temperatures (high/low):
    • January 67/40
    • April 85/53
    • July 106/78
    • October 88/57