Latest Data (2017)
Population 496,401
Nationwide Rank 36

Quick Facts

Mesa, Arizona is the 36th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Mesa, Arizona is a city.

Mesa, Arizona is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Mesa had its largest population ever.

Mesa, Arizona is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 64% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Mesa, Arizona Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 422,331 10.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Arizona

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
33 Tucson 535,677 9.4%
36 Mesa 496,401 23.2%
84 Chandler 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale 249,950 22.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 496,401 36
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