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0.45% growth
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3.71% growth
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1.07% growth
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6.31% growth


The economy of La Mesa, CA employs 28,721 people. The economy of La Mesa, CA is specialized in Utilities; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.01; 1.91; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in La Mesa, CA are Retail trade (3,983), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,545), and Educational Services (2,767), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,500), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($54,156), and Finance & Insurance ($48,151).

Median household income in La Mesa, CA is $56,693. Males in La Mesa, CA have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,723. The income inequality of La Mesa, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for La Mesa, CA. In San Diego County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 78 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,629. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of La Mesa, CA is from the county of San Diego County, CA.

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La Mesa, CA is home to a population of 59,125 people, from which 93.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of La Mesa, CA is composed of 32,981 White residents (55.8%), 15,213 Hispanic residents (25.7%), 4,434 Black residents (7.5%), 3,185 Asian residents (5.39%), and 2,706 Two+ residents (4.58%). The most common foreign languages in La Mesa, CA are Spanish (8,241 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (407 speakers), and Persian (368 speakers), but compared to other places, La Mesa, CA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (407 speakers), Scandinavian (136 speakers), and Persian (368 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in La Mesa, CA awarded 200 degrees. The student population of La Mesa, CA is skewed towards females, with 69 male students and 131 female students. Most students in La Mesa, CA are White (87 and 43.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (74 and 37%), Asian (15 and 7.5%), and Two or more races (9 and 4.5%). The largest universities in La Mesa, CA by number of graduates are California Hair Design Academy (104 and 52%), San Diego Culinary Institute (96 and 48%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in La Mesa, CA are General Cosmetology (65 and 32.5%), Baking & Pastry Arts (23 and 11.5%), and Barbering (13 and 6.5%). The median tuition costs in La Mesa, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Mesa, CA is $421,200, which is 2.05 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $396,200 to $421,200, a 6.31% increase. The homeownership rate of La Mesa, CA is 41.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in La Mesa, CA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in La Mesa, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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