About El Mirage

City of El Mirage Gateway Park

City of El Mirage

The “Gateway to the West Valley” lies approximately 18 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix and borders Luke Air Force Base. Incorporated in 1951, El Mirage has transcended its modest agricultural beginnings to become a growing economy supporting several different industry sectors. El Mirage continues to develop its economic and employment base with three new industries at CenterPoint Logistics Park in the past year. El Mirage is a member of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) and has designated a 30-60 day pre-approval site incorporating 1,400 acres as Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the City’s Commerce/Industry Park. The City is also part of a collaborative effort to build the Northern Parkway transportation corridor and is currently in Phase 2. This project will provide access from US60 to Loop 303, connecting to Interstate 10 and 17.


Capital Improvement Projects

Completed Community Development Projects

  • Grand Access Road Improvement
  • New City Hall
  • New DEK Hockey Rink
  • New HAWK Crossing
  • New Basin Park
  • New Fire Station
  • New Police Station
  • West Valley Regional YMCA Facility
  • City Park Improvements
  • El Mirage Community Garden
  • New sewer lines
  • US 60 Freeway enhancement project at Thunderbird
  • Northern Parkway connection to 303 Loop to Dysart Road

El Mirage Data


El Mirage’s population trends and projections.

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Household Information

Median household data, educational attainment, and household income.

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Job Information

Gartner Talent Sourcing Report

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Economic Development

In-depth household and workforce data

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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