Nationwide Claims to Fame

Mesa is 37th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Mesa is 38th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Mesa is 39th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Mesa is 42nd out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Mesa is 49th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Statewide Claims to Fame

Mesa is 3rd in Arizona out of 60 other cities in Current population (2012)

Mesa is 3rd in Arizona out of 98 other cities in Households

Mesa is 3rd in Arizona out of 98 other cities in Housing units

Mesa is 4th in Arizona out of 73 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Mesa is 4th in Arizona out of 74 other cities in Retail sales

Mesa is 4th in Arizona out of 75 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Mesa is 5th in Arizona out of 98 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Mesa is 8th in Arizona out of 98 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Mesa is 8th in Arizona out of 98 other cities in Size in square miles

Mesa is 10th in Arizona out of 98 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Mesa, Arizona Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Current population (2012) 452,084 3rd 6,553,255 313,914,040
Size in square miles 136.4 8th 113,594.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,217.5 8th 56.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Residents younger than 5 7.7% 35th 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.3% 40th 24.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.1% 53rd 14.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.4% 54th 85.2% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.5% 41st 26.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Race - White 77.1% 62nd 84.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.5% 24th 4.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 2.4% 25th 5.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.9% 30th 3.1% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 5th 0.3% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.4% 41st 2.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 26.4% 34th 30.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 64.3% 57th 57.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Female residents 50.8% 49th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 13.4% 24th 13.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Housing units 201,173 3rd 2,864,335 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.2% 10th 20.6% 25.9%
Households 166,526 3rd 2,344,215 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.0% 80th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $178,900 45th $197,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 50th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Income per capita $24,872 42nd $25,784 $27,915
Income per household $49,872 44th $50,752 $52,762
Income below poverty line 13.5% 52nd 16.2% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Mesa Rank Arizona US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 32,383 4th 491,529 27,092,908
Retail sales $6,294,523 4th $86,758,801 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,669 35th $13,637 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $753,178 4th $13,268,514 $613,795,732

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