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Mesa, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Mesa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.4019 and longitude -111.7174. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mesa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mesa, Arizona.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mesa indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Mesa (see map below) encompass a land area of 137.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mesa: Hayden, Mesa City, Zenos.

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Mesa, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 454,981
Population in Households 451,398
Population in Familes 359,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,583
Population Density1 3,334
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 171,244
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 111,710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 207,230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103,213 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 68,031 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35,986 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $167,372
Average Home Value $209,077


Median Household Income $47,801
Average Household Income $61,940
Per Capita Income $23,491
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.84% 1.1%
Households 0.82% 1.13%
Families 0.61% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mesa, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesa to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 14 97th
Diversity Index2 # 99 78th
Median Household Income # 76 83rd
Per Capita Income # 110 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.