Living in Mesa, AZ

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Mesa SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
7

Mesa, AZ Crime Report

11,861
Total Crimes
2,349.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-8.53%
Below National Average

Mesa, AZ Cost Of Living

95
Mesa's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Mesa, Arizona Info Snack

Mesa (/mes/ MAY-s) is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east.
Population
491,194
Unemployment
5.4%
Poverty
15.5%
Median Home
$209,700
Median Income
$54,700
Median Rent
$988

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Rankings for Mesa in Arizona

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Map Of Mesa, AZ

Population over time in Mesa

Year Population % Change
2017 491,194 2.5%
2016 479,317 1.9%
2015 470,456 2.5%
2014 458,860 1.5%
2013 452,091 1.1%
2012 447,002 0.7%
2011 443,875 0.5%
2010 441,711 0.5%
2009 439,639 -
Crime/100k Mesa AZ USA
Violent Crime 363.9 474.9 368.9
Murder 3.4 5.1 5.0
Robbery 82.6 91.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 230.8 328.1 246.8
Property Crime 1985.4 2676.8 2199.5
Burglary 309.6 439.7 376.0
Larceny 1504.9 1970.3 1594.6
Car Theft 170.9 266.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Mesa

White
62.1% (305,045)
African American
3.6% (17,752)
American Indian
1.9% (9,524)
Asian
2.0% (9,770)
Hawaiian
0.4% (1,855)
Other
0.1% (362)
Two Or More
2.2% (10,613)
Hispanic
27.7% (136,273)
Race Mesa AZ USA
White 62.1% 55.1% 61.1%
African American 3.6% 4.1% 12.3%
American Indian 1.9% 3.9% 0.7%
Asian 2.0% 3.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 27.7% 31.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Mesa, Arizona

Less than $10,000
5.9% (2,903,273)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.3% (2,089,343)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.8% (4,818,596)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.9% (5,374,800)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.8% (7,245,792)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.5% (9,596,166)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (6,010,855)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.4% (6,558,523)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (2,524,669)
$200,000 or more
4.1% (1,997,377)
Income Mesa AZ USA
Less than $10,000 5.9% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.8% 9.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.9% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.8% 13.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.5% 18.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.4% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 5.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.1% 5.3% 7.0%

Gender in Mesa

Female
50.6% (248,462)
Male
49.4% (242,731)
Gender Mesa AZ USA
Female 50.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Mesa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (24,559)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (34,383)
High School / GED
25.0% (122,798)
Some College
28.0% (137,534)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (44,207)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (88,414)
Master's Degree
6.0% (29,471)
Professional Degree
1.0% (4,911)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (4,911)
Education Mesa AZ USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 25.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Mesa

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

The crime rate in my neighborhood is low. The schools are great. And there are plenty to do. There's a water park, laser tag, movies, bowling, and an arcade, not to mention libraries and parks.

Water parks and swimming pools are a great way to keep cool.

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