La Mesa is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 58,969, it is the 152nd largest city in California and the 656th largest city in the United States. La Mesa is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually but its population has increased by 3.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,065 in 2010. La Mesa reached it's highest population of 59,751 in 2016. Spanning over 9 miles, La Mesa has a population density of 6,484 people per square mile.
The average household income in La Mesa is $83,669 with a poverty rate of 12.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,547 per month, and the median house value is $530,400. The median age in La Mesa is 35.7 years, 34.1 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males.