Mesa, AZ


Mesa profile

Living in Mesa

Mesa is a large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 484,587 people and 123 constituent neighborhoods, Mesa is the third largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities, Mesa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mesa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mesa is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mesa who work in office and administrative support (15.91%), sales jobs (11.55%), and management occupations (8.44%).

Also of interest is that Mesa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Mesa is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Mesa really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Mesa citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Mesa ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Mesa a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The overall education level of Mesa is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.63% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mesa in 2010 was $25,669, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,676 for a family of four. However, Mesa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mesa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mesa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mesa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mesa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesa include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Mesa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.