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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 4.3 million people, and is projected to grow to 6 million by 2030. 

2016 Estimate 475,274
2021 Projection 506,663
Growth 2010-2020 11.1%
2016 Estimate 177,960
2021 Projection 185,097
Population by Age  
14 and under 21.1%
15 to 24 13.3%
25 to 44 26.8%
45 to 64 22.4%
65+ 16.3%
Median Age 35.7
Population by Race
White 74.8%
Black or African American 3.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.6%
Asian 2.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.4%
Other Race 12.1%
Two or More Races 3.9%
Population by Ethnicity  
Educational Attainment (Highest Level Completed)
High School Graduate 22.2%
Some College 27.1%
Associates Degree or Higher 33.8%
Household Income  
Median $49,453
Average $65,418
Source: ESRI Community Analyst 2016




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