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Demographics

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Mesa continues to shine as an outstanding place to play, live and do business.

Mesa, located in Maricopa County, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities with a population that has grown by more than 37 percent between 1990 and 2000. The reasons for Mesa’s growth: the low cost of doing business, a reasonable tax structure, a skilled and well-educated workforce, a low crime rate, superior schools, affordable housing and an excellent quality of life.

MESA DEMOGRAPHICS

Year Incorporated—1883
Elevation—1,255 feet
Cost-of-living index — —99.5
Annual average rainfall—10.6”
Average temperatures — High—88 degrees— Low—56 degrees
Median age—34
Average household income—$67,285
2008 Effective Buying Income—$8.684 billion

Number of Mesa Households

2010—167,260
2015 Projection—182,266

Mesa Population Growth

2010 Population—462,286
1990-2000—35.5%
2000-2010—16.6%
2010-2015 Projection—9.75%

Population Projections 2015

Mesa—507,373
Arizona—7,518,953
*Sales and Marketing, Survey of Buying Power

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Mesa possesses a talented and skilled workforce with 69,712 residents, or 24 percent of the population. Employers will find an abundance of educated adults in close proximity to sites in Mesa. Within a 30-minute drive from downtown Mesa, there are more than 400,000 professionals (age 25+) with bachelor's degrees or higher.

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