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2.71% growth
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6.54% growth
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2.2% growth
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11.1% growth


The economy of Mesa, AZ employs 228,672 people. The economy of Mesa, AZ is specialized in Construction; Utilities; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 1.53; 1.5; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mesa, AZ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (29,353), Retail trade (27,140), and Educational Services (21,711), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,056), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($59,643), and Utilities ($59,206).

Median household income in Mesa, AZ is $52,393. Males in Mesa, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,805. The income inequality of Mesa, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477 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 Mesa, AZ. In Maricopa County, AZ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,472. Apache County, AZ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arizona.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Mesa, AZ is from the county of Maricopa County, AZ.

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Mesa, AZ is home to a population of 484,622 people, from which 91.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mesa, AZ is composed of 297,922 White residents (61.5%), 130,641 Hispanic residents (27%), 17,660 Black residents (3.64%), 14,542 Native residents (3%), and 11,134 Two+ residents (2.3%). The most common foreign languages in Mesa, AZ are Spanish (74,349 speakers), German (1,952 speakers), and Tagalog (1,397 speakers), but compared to other places, Mesa, AZ has a relative high number of Navajo (1,363 speakers), German (1,952 speakers), and Hungarian (167 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mesa, AZ awarded 7,363 degrees. The student population of Mesa, AZ is skewed towards females, with 3,000 male students and 4,363 female students. Most students in Mesa, AZ are White (4,026 and 54.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,668 and 22.7%), Black or African American (373 and 5.07%), and Unknown (349 and 4.74%). The largest universities in Mesa, AZ by number of graduates are Mesa Community College (4,278 and 58.1%), Arizona State University-Polytechnic (863 and 11.7%), and Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (821 and 11.2%). The most popular majors in Mesa, AZ are General Art Studies (1,055 and 14.3%), Medical Assistant (511 and 6.94%), and General Cosmetology (359 and 4.88%). The median tuition costs in Mesa, AZ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,200 and $24,495 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 Mesa, AZ is $209,000, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $188,100 to $209,000, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Mesa, AZ is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Mesa, AZ have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mesa, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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