Mesa, AZ

484,622 Population
137.6 square miles 3,521.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
7.0%
was 6.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AZ
Population Density
3,521.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.8%
was 54.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.7%
was 12.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in AZ
Percent Under 18
24.5%
was 24.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in AZ
Percent 65 and Over
16.3%
was 15.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in AZ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5.2
Ranked 6th Lowest in AZ
Percent Living in Poverty
16.8%
was 16.6%
Ranked 12th Lowest in AZ
Median Household Income
$50,615
was $47,561
Ranked 11th Highest in AZ
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.7
43.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.4
was 4.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
418.7
was 396.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,527.4
was 2,831.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
205,704
was 199,768
Ranked 3rd Highest in AZ
Median Rent
$960
was $840
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ
Total Building Permits
1,131
was 863
 
Occupied Housing Units
173,852
was 166,515
 
Homeownership Rate
59.3%
was 59.3%
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ
Single Family Building Permits
1,097
was 861
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,491.9
was 1,462.3
Ranked 4th Highest in AZ
Rental Vacancy Rate
31.1%
was 32.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in AZ
Multifamily Building Permits
34
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.7
Ranked 9th Highest in AZ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.7
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.5
was 1.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
92.6%
was 89.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in AZ
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.7%
Ranked 15th Highest in AZ
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in AZ

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.5%
was 86.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.5%
was 26.1%
Ranked 11th Highest in AZ

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