Just 100 miles east of Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage spreads its verdant carpet across the desert floor between the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south and the snow-capped San Jacinto range on the west.

So much to be proud of and yet our little City is comprised of only 25 square miles (with 8 square miles being a “never-to-be-developed” scenic mountain side) and a full-time population of only 17,430.  The average household income in Rancho Mirage is $105,666, ranking our City in the top tier of U.S. cities and supporting the lifestyle amenities that make us distinctive.

The City of Rancho Mirage is a low-density, low-rise, high-quality resort community located in the heart of the beautiful Palm Springs Valley. Incorporated in 1973, the high quality image of the residential neighborhoods was evident from the beginning. The first two country clubs in Rancho Mirage were Thunderbird and Tamarisk. Today, the City hosts nine country clubs.

U.S. Presidents, corporate executives and Hollywood celebrities have designated this enclave the preferred luxury destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley.

How lucky we are to have the Eisenhower Medical Center, The Betty Ford Center and Sunnylands in our town.  All are world-class institutions that attract medical researchers and political forward-thinkers from around the globe for work and conferences that result in significant contributions to the health and welfare of all people.  The Tolerance Education Center, the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert and the Braille Institute deliver programs and services that rival those in any city in the world.  The Rancho Mirage Writer’s Festival, our Art Affaire, our globally televised LPGA Golf Tournament, our Speakers Series and our Pet Adoption Festival are only a few of the great annual events that make living in Rancho Mirage  so fun and interesting.   We enjoy and patronize The River, over 70 dining establishments and Desert European Motorcars; one of the most successful Bentley dealers in our nation.

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort is a favored destination for successful Hollywood business leaders and their families.

The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is the Valley’s only regional skyscraper property with 24-hour gaming and headliner personalities featured at THE SHOW.

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, with its spectacular views of the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains and superb golf courses is adjacent to the Mission Hills Country Club, is home to the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage opened in May 2014 after undergoing a major $500 million renovation. Located on a spectacular bluff overlooking the Palm Springs Valley, The Ritz will be the only Five-Star lodging property in the region.

The Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn Express located adjacent to The River – Rancho Mirage’s dining and entertainment destination – offer value and yet immediate access to all that the City has to offer.

Rancho Mirage promises the seasoned traveler and the discriminating resident the perfect combination of luxury, value and access to some of North America’s finest golf, spa and dining opportunities right in the Heart of the Palm Springs Valley.

Rancho Mirage is a special community. Once you visit, you won’t want to leave.

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cityflag City Flag

White background with blue border; centered seal with blue writing “City of Rancho Mirage” along top, a bighorn in center, with “California, Realm of the Desert Bighorn” written beneath.

bighorn City Mammal

Desert Bighorn (Ovis Canadensis)

Adopted in 1975 by City Council

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Cactus Wren (Camplorhynchus brunneicapillus)
Adopted in 1975 by City Council

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Desert Sunflower (Geraea canescens)
Adopted in 1975 by City Council

Type of City

Charter Effective December 25, 1997

Form of Government


Area in Square Miles



252 feet above sea level


17,430 year-round permanent residents
+10,596 residents during the winter season

Total Dwelling Units

(including those only occupied on a seasonal basis) 14,430

Median Age


Median Household Income


Average Temperature

88° daytime; 55° night

Average Household Income

$105,60 (per capita income $53,695)

Average Rainfall

3.38 inches per year

Average Humidity



Rancho Mirage offers an abundant amount of sunshine, great climate and related resort lifestyle. Famous political leaders, corporate executives and top entertainers all call Rancho Mirage home because of its renowned quality of life.