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Demographics

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