Mesa, AZ
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Living in Mesa

Mesa is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 509,475 people and 131 constituent neighborhoods, Mesa is the third largest community in Arizona.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.60% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Mesa is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Mesa is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

The overall education level of Mesa citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.47% of adults in Mesa have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mesa in 2018 was $33,362, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,448 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 27.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesa include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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