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Welcome to Rancho Mirage ...

The city of Rancho Mirage is located in Riverside County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Rancho Mirage, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1951.

The city was incorporated August 3, 1973.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rancho Mirage has a population of 18,724 people<2> (see below for details).

Rancho Mirage is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rancho Mirage lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Rancho Mirage: (760) & (442)<4>

The ZIP code for Rancho Mirage: 92270<5>

Websites for Rancho Mirage ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rancho Mirage had an population of 18,724 people. This is an increase of 8.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rancho Mirage had a population of 17,218 people. This makes Rancho Mirage the county's 23rd most populous community.

The population of Rancho Mirage represents 0.05% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 308th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,218 people, the population of Rancho Mirage increased 29.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,249 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rancho Mirage.

Communities near Rancho Mirage ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rancho Mirage.

  • Indio
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Palm Springs
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Coachella
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • La Quinta
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Desert Hot Springs
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Cathedral City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Indian Wells
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Palm Desert Country
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm Desert Country have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Desert Country
    • Palm Desert Country is located in Riverside County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Palm Desert Country
  • Thousand Palms
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Bermuda Dunes
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rancho Mirage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rancho Mirage.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rancho Mirage. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rancho Mirage.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rancho Mirage. See our Newspapers Page for Rancho Mirage.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rancho Mirage ...

Looking for more information about Rancho Mirage? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rancho Mirage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rancho Mirage.

Adding Rancho Mirage to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rancho Mirage in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rancho Mirage was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Rancho Mirage post office opened in 1951.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rancho Mirage.

The official website for Rancho Mirage:

The official website for Riverside County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Riverside, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rancho Mirage.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rancho Mirage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rancho Mirage). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rancho Mirage or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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