The City of La Mesa had a population of 60,433 as of July 1, 2016. La Mesa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for La Mesa is located at latitude 32.7695 and longitude -117.0219 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Mesa (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 528 feet.
The City of La Mesa (GNIS ID: 2411576) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Mesa is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Mesa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for La Mesa: Allison Springs, La Mesa Heights, La Mesa Springs, Lamesa.
|Population in Households||59,747|
|Population in Familes||42,743|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||686|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||27,443 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||11,035 (40.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||14,523 (52.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,884 ( 6.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$423,039|
|Average Home Value||$457,302|
|Median Household Income||$55,258|
|Average Household Income||$71,905|
|Per Capita Income||$30,878|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.25%|
|Per Capita Income||1.33%|
The table below compares La Mesa to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 153||90th|
|Population Density1||# 152||90th|
|Diversity Index2||# 670||56th|
|Median Household Income||# 751||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 615||59th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.