La Mesa SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
7

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La Mesa, California Info Snack

La Mesa is a city in Southern California, located 9 miles (14 km) east of Downtown San Diego in San Diego County. The population was 57,065 at the 2010 census, up from 54,749 at the 2000 census. Its civic motto is "the Jewel of the Hills."
Population
59,479
Unemployment
7.7%
Poverty
12.6%
Median Home
$455,800
Median Income
$59,629
Median Rent
$1,375

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The crime is relatively low for the region. It is a safe and quiet community. La Mesa Performing Arts Academy is an excellent school, and has received numerous awards from the state of California. Their music program is excellent. Helix Charter High School is a college preparatory school, and is the alma mater of football greats Alex Smith and Reggie Bush. Classes are on a block schedule, and students have the ability to cross-enroll at local colleges for graduation credits.

Brew Coffee Spot is a great place to get a cup of coffee. Centifonti's restaurant has a variety of menu items, including draft beer, sweets, and gelato. These items are made fresh daily. Housing costs are high, but La Mesa is minutes from the ocean.

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Map Of La Mesa, CA

Population over time in La Mesa

Year Population % Change
2017 59,479 0.6%
2016 59,125 0.5%
2015 58,858 1.1%
2014 58,239 1.0%
2013 57,681 0.9%
2012 57,182 0.8%
2011 56,722 0.8%
2010 56,250 -

Crime in La Mesa Per 100k

Crime La Mesa CA USA
Violent Crime 264.8 449.3 382.9
Murder 5.0 4.6 5.3
Robbery 82.7 143.2 98.0
Aggravated Assault 158.9 264.2 248.9
Property Crime 1974.3 2496.7 2362.0
Burglary 292.9 446.9 430.4
Larceny 1362.0 1623.9 1694.0
Car Theft 319.4 425.9 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in La Mesa

White
55.8% (33,204)
African American
6.6% (3,954)
American Indian
0.4% (209)
Asian
5.8% (3,441)
Hawaiian
0.5% (270)
Other
0.1% (88)
Two Or More
4.8% (2,837)
Hispanic
26.0% (15,476)
Race La Mesa CA USA
White 55.8% 37.9% 61.5%
African American 6.6% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.8% 13.9% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.8% 2.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 26.0% 38.8% 17.6%

Household Income For La Mesa, California

Less than $10,000
4.0% (237,916)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.7% (339,030)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.3% (493,675)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (594,790)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (719,695)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.3% (1,147,944)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.6% (927,872)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.7% (933,820)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (303,342)
$200,000 or more
4.4% (261,707)
Income La Mesa CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.0% 5.4% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.7% 4.7% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.3% 8.6% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 8.3% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 11.4% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.3% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.6% 12.2% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.7% 15.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 7.8% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 4.4% 9.7% 6.3%

Gender in La Mesa

Female
51.9% (30,840)
Male
48.1% (28,638)
Gender La Mesa CA USA
Female 51.9% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in La Mesa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.4% (2,001)
9-12th Grade
4.9% (2,919)
High School / GED
19.3% (11,491)
Some College
28.4% (16,868)
Associate's Degree
8.4% (5,005)
Bachelor's Degree
23.2% (13,786)
Master's Degree
9.5% (5,636)
Professional Degree
1.9% (1,126)
Doctorate Degree
1.1% (642)
Education La Mesa CA USA
< 9th Grade 3.4% 9.7% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 4.9% 7.8% 7.2%
High School / GED 19.3% 20.6% 27.3%
Some College 28.4% 21.5% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 8.4% 7.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 23.2% 20.4% 19.1%
Master's Degree 9.5% 8.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.9% 2.4% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.1% 1.6% 1.4%

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