Mesa Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Mesa?

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There are 508,918 residents in Mesa, with a median age of 36.2. Of this, 49.38% are males and 50.62% are females. US-born citizens make up 86.78% of the resident pool in Mesa, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.42%. Additionally, 7.8% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 407,774 people in Mesa currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 508,918 1.8%
Male Population 251,298 1.8%
Female Population 257,620 1.9%
Male population 49.38%
Female population 50.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.2 0.8%
Citizen US Born 441,646 1.8%
Citizen not US Born 27,587 1.5%
Not Citizen 39,685 2.4%
Citizen US Born 86.78%
Citizen not US Born 5.42%
Not Citizen 7.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,715 -0.7%
Moved from Same County 66,927 -1.3%
Moved from Same State 6,175 -6.8%
Moved from Different State 19,202 3.3%
Same House as Last Year 407,774 2.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.54%
Moved from Same County 13.31%
Moved from Same State 1.23%
Moved from Different State 3.82%
Same House as Last Year 81.1%

What are the employment statistics in Mesa?

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White-collar workers make up 80.18% of the working population in Mesa, while blue-collar employees account for 19.82%. There are also 23,862 entrepreneurs in Mesa (9.72% of the workforce); 180,471 workers employed in private companies (73.55%); and 26,752 people working in governmental institutions (10.9%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 196,742 3.6%
Blue Collar 48,640 -0.6%
White Collar 80.18%
Blue Collar 19.82%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 23,862 4.8%
Private Companies 180,471 1.6%
Governmental Workers 26,752 8.1%
Not for Profit Companies 14,297 5.2%
Self Employees 9.72%
Private Companies 73.55%
Governmental Workers 10.9%
Not for Profit Companies 5.83%

How many households are there in Mesa?

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There are a total of 186,503 households in Mesa, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 66.01% of these Mesa households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.99%. Additionally, 31.23% of households have children and 68.77% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 186,503 3.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.1%
Family Households 123,118 2.9%
Non-family Households 63,385 3.1%
Family Households 66.01%
Non-family Households 33.99%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 58,251 1.5%
Households without Children 128,252 3.7%
Households with Children 31.23%
Households without Children 68.77%

What are the median and average incomes in Mesa?

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The average annual household income in Mesa is $81,099, while the median household income sits at $61,640 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $64,742, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $75,371. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $40,238 and $49,501, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $81,099 4.3%
Median Household Income $61,640 6.0%
People below Poverty Level 65,589 -8.7%
People above Poverty Level 433,261 3.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Mesa?

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There are 214,831 housing units in Mesa, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1987. Of the 186,503 occupied housing units in Mesa, 62.42% are owner-occupied, while 37.58% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 64.92% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $266,400. In general, housing costs reach $1,116 per month in Mesa.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 214,831 1.6%
Median Year Built 1987 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 996 -11.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,595 2.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 6,357 9.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 13,393 -1.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 43,583 -0.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 55,573 -0.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 47,231 0.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 31,106 0.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 14,997 32.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 186,503 3.0%
Owner Occupied 116,424 5.2%
Renter Occupied 70,079 -0.5%
Owner Occupied 62.42%
Renter Occupied 37.58%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 75,584 6.9%
Without Mortgage 40,840 2.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $266,400 8.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $181,300 9.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,116 4.7%
With Mortgage 64.92%
Without Mortgage 35.08%

What is the level of education in Mesa?

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Approximately 32.54% of the population in Mesa holds a high school degree (that's 126,103 residents), while 28.93% have attained a college certificate (126,984 locals) and 17.72% have a bachelor's degree (68,647 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 14,523 -10.9%
Some High School 126,103 1.1%
Some College 126,984 3.1%
Associate Degree 34,475 4.5%
Bachelor's Degree 68,647 6.5%
Graduate Degree 31,645 5.7%
No High School 3.75%
Some High School 32.54%
Some College 28.93%
Associate Degree 8.9%
Bachelor's Degree 17.72%
Graduate Degree 8.17%

What is the marital status of Mesa residents?

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A total of 135,689 people in Mesa have never been married (which represents 33.35% of the total population), while 200,260 of them are wedded (49.22%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 7,132 (1.75%) and 48,692 (11.97%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 135,689 3.9%
Married 200,260 2.1%
Separated 7,132 5.5%
Widowed 22,242 2.7%
Divorced 48,692 -0.4%
Never Married 33.35%
Married 49.22%
Separated 1.75%
Widowed 5.47%
Divorced 11.97%

What are the most common means of transportation in Mesa?

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The top three means of transportation people in Mesa use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 207,311 residents commute by car, 3,716 prefer going to work by walking and 2,740 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 207,311 0.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,740 -29.9%
Subway or Elevated 36 N/A
Railroad 478 34.3%
Bicycle 1,588 -21.4%
Motorcycle 1,292 17.6%
TaxiCab 377 6.2%
Walk 3,716 -1.2%

What is the median and average household income in Mesa by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
85201 55,159 20,510 $46,348.00 $58,458.00
85202 40,037 15,919 $54,047.00 $71,010.00
85203 40,112 13,123 $60,412.00 $80,826.00
85204 69,792 22,969 $55,906.00 $71,375.00
85205 44,079 18,304 $57,850.00 $77,982.00
85206 36,506 15,759 $51,572.00 $67,395.00
85207 51,867 19,041 $77,750.00 $107,296.00
85208 38,474 15,184 $54,982.00 $66,040.00
85209 40,294 16,815 $64,663.00 $82,134.00
85210 41,359 15,048 $46,258.00 $61,878.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 85201 85202 85203 85204 85205 85206 85207 85208 85209 85210 85212 85213 85215

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