Latest Data (2016)
Population 484,587
Nationwide Rank 36

Quick Facts

Mesa, Arizona is the 36th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Mesa, Arizona is a city.

Mesa, Arizona is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Mesa had its largest population ever.

Mesa, Arizona's growth is about average. 43% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Mesa, Arizona Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Arizona

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
33 Tucson 530,706 8.4%
36 Mesa 484,587 20.2%
84 Chandler 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale 246,645 20.7%
86 Glendale 245,895 10.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 484,587 36
2015 471,825 38
2014 464,704 38
2013 457,587 38
2012 452,084 38
2011 444,687 38
2010 439,041 38
2009 467,157 37
2008 463,829 37
2007 460,493 37
2006 456,449 38
2005 450,948 39
2004 443,733 41
2003 435,391 42
2002 427,923 42
2001 416,301 42
2000 402,853 43
1990 290,212 53