El Mirage has the 914th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. El Mirage is part of the Phoenix metro area. Unemployment in the Phoenix area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Phoenix has the 16th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in El Mirage is below average at $46,700, and the median cost of a home in El Mirage is $94,800, which is below the national average. 14% of workers in El Mirage hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in El Mirage. 76% of El Mirage workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in El Mirage spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.