La Mesa is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 61,933, it is the 151st largest city in California and the 682nd largest city in the United States. La Mesa is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 1.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 61,121 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, La Mesa has a population density of 6,810 people per square mile.
The average household income in La Mesa is $83,669 with a poverty rate of 12.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,607 per month, and the median house value is $564,900. The median age in La Mesa is 35.7 years, 34.1 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Mesawas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 91.71%.
76.88% of La Mesa residents speak only English, while 23.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.07% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in La Mesa is Multiple, with 26.57% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in La Mesa is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.88%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in La Mesa
84.96% of La Mesa residents were born in the United States, with 56.46% having been born in California. 5.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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