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Mesa Vista, California - Basic Facts

The Mesa Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2018. Mesa Vista ranks in the lower 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 Mesa Vista is located at latitude 38.8103 and longitude -119.8033 in Alpine County. The formal boundaries for the Mesa Vista Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alpine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,485 feet.

The Mesa Vista Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408820) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mesa Vista Census Designated Place is located within Markleeville CCD of Alpine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mesa Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Mesa Vista, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 172
Population in Households 165
Population in Familes 133
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $59,578
Average Household Income $85,106
Per Capita Income $32,628


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $425,000
Average Home Value $390,678


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.81% -1.68%
Households -1.88% -1.75%
Families -3.05% -1.73%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Mesa Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesa Vista to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1365 10th
Population Density # 1429 6th
Diversity Index # 758 50th
Median Household Income # 733 52nd
Per Capita Income # 669 56th

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