First Mesa, Arizona Population 2024

1,454

First Mesa is a city located in Navajo County Arizona. First Mesa has a 2024 population of 1,454. First Mesa is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -24.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,914 in 2020.

The average household income in First Mesa is $68,251 with a poverty rate of 19.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in First Mesa is 29.6 years, 25.3 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

First Mesa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of First Mesa was:

  • Native American: 99.38%
  • White: 0.62%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
15.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
92.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-24.03% (-460)
The current population of First Mesa, Arizona is 1,454 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,914.

First Mesa, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,44599.38%
White90.62%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

First Mesa Population by Race

First Mesa Population Pyramid 2024

First Mesa Median Age

29.6

Total

25.3

Male

33.8

Female

First Mesa Adults

There are 920 adults, (210 of whom are seniors) in First Mesa.

First Mesa Age Dependency

104.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

75.2

Child Dependency Ratio

First Mesa Sex Ratio

Female73750.69%
Male71749.31%

First Mesa Population by Age

First Mesa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4273.4164.435.6
Female1433.9167.132.9
Married1314.0263.436.6
Non Family771.2977.922.1
Male763.5547.452.6
showing: 5 rows

3.75

Average Family Size

3.41

Average Household Size

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

First Mesa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

First Mesa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

First Mesa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 100%.

First Mesa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$27,546

Average Earnings

$35,893

Average Male

$26,190

Average Female

First Mesa Earnings by Educational Attainment

First Mesa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

First Mesa Language

44.18% of First Mesa residents speak only English, while 55.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 55.82% of the population.

First Mesa Language

First Mesa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,44528319.58%
showing: 1 rows

19.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.45%

Male Poverty Rate

16.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in First Mesa

The race most likely to be in poverty in First Mesa is Native, with 19.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in First Mesa is Native, with 19.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 43.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.22%.

First Mesa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College22.9%
High School10.91%
Less Than 9th Grade10.28%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

First Mesa Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed69.23%
Female Employed22.9%
Male Employed5.41%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

First Mesa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

First Mesa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

First Mesa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

First Mesa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

First Mesa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

First Mesa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

First Mesa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

86

Number of Veterans

38

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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First Mesa Veterans by War

count

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First Mesa Veterans by Age

count

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First Mesa Veterans by Race

First Mesa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

First Mesa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

First Mesa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

First Mesa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

First Mesa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

95.39%

Born in First Mesa

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of First Mesa residents were born in the United States, with 95.39% having been born in Arizona. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

First Mesa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,454
20231,454
20221,454-206-12.41%
20211,660-254-13.27%
20201,914-23-1.19%
20191,937-44-2.22%
20181,981532.75%
20171,92819111%
20161,737-2-0.12%
20151,739-190-9.85%
20141,929-24-1.23%
20131,953-78-3.84%
20122,0311467.75%
20111,88533021.22%
20101,555
showing: 15 rows

First Mesa Population by Year