|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of La Mesa is 60,721. La Mesa, California is the 636th largest city in the US.
La Mesa is located entirely in San Diego County.
The peak population of La Mesa was in 2020, when its population was 61,111. In 2020, La Mesa was the 626th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 636th largest city in the US. La Mesa is currently 0.6% smaller than it was in 2020.
La Mesa has grown 10.7% since the 2000. La Mesa, California's growth is about average. 56% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
La Mesa has a population density of 6,287.5 people per square mile.
|630||Vineland, New Jersey||61,156||9.5%|
|631||Chapel Hill, North Carolina||61,128||27.2%|
|634||San Rafael, California||60,769||8.2%|
|635||Pico Rivera, California||60,764||-4.3%|
|636||La Mesa, California||60,721||10.7%|
|641||Great Falls, Montana||60,403||5.7%|
The total voting age population of La Mesa, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 44,006. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.4% of the residents of La Mesa are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of La Mesa are 71.4% White, 8.1% Black, 7.6% Asian, 7.2% Two or more races, 4.7% Other, 0.7% American Indian and 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 24.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In La Mesa, 12.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 13.9%. On a per-household basis, 8.5% of families are below the poverty line in La Mesa.
Among those aged 16 and older, 67.6% of La Mesa residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.7% of La Mesa residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 37.7% have a bachelor's degree and 13.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among La Mesa residents aged 5 and older, 24.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 13.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in La Mesa is 7.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In La Mesa, 19.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in La Mesa is $66,051.
In La Mesa, 41.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 58.5% of housing units in La Mesa.
Of all the housing units in La Mesa, 5.1% of them were build before 1940.
In La Mesa, 8.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in La Mesa is $1,547.
In La Mesa, 90.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.