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With a population of nearly 500,000, Mesa, Arizona is the 36th largest city in the United States and second largest in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area and is larger than Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta and St. Louis.  Mesa encompasses 138 square miles (357 square kilometers) inside a 21-city region that has a population of 4.7 million people, and is projected to grow to 6 million by 2030. 

Population  
2017 Estimate 496,401
2022 Projection 534,052
Growth 2010-2022 11.1%
   
Households  
2017 Estimate 184,162
2022 Projection 198,868
   
Population by Age  
14 and under 20.8%
15 to 24 13.0%
25 to 44 27.0%
45 to 64 22.4%
65+ 16.8%
Median Age 36
   
Population by Race
 
White 74.5%
Black or African American 4.0%
American Indian 2.7%
Asian 2.3%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
Other Race 12.2%
Two or More Races 4.0%
   
Population by Ethnicity  
Non-Hispanic
71.7%
Hispanic
28.3%
   
Educational Attainment (Highest Level Completed)
High School Graduate 22.2%
Some College 27.2%
Associates Degree or Higher 33.9%
   
Household Income  
Median $51,084
Average $67,853
Source: ESRI Community Analyst 2017

  


 

 

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