La Mesa, CA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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La Mesa, California Info Snack

Population
59,556
Unemployment
7.0%
Poverty
12.6%
Median Home
$530,400
Median Income
$66,051
Median Rent
$1,547

La Mesa SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
7

La Mesa, CA Crime Report

1,174
Total Crimes
1,961.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-20.82%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
La Mesa
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,174 1,961.1 2,772.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 174 290.7 441.2 366.7
Murder 1 1.7 4.3 5.0
Robbery 76 127.0 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 75 125.3 267.1 250.2
Property Crime 1,000 1,670.4 2,331.2 2,109.9
Burglary 138 230.5 386.1 340.5
Larceny 715 1,194.4 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 147 245.6 358.8 219.9

La Mesa, CA Cost Of Living

140
La Mesa's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense La Mesa California National Average
Overall 140 140 100
Services 108 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 110 113 100
Housing 201 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 119 118 100

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Rankings for La Mesa in California

Map Of La Mesa, CA

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Population over time in La Mesa

Year Population % Change
2019 59,556 -0.0%
2018 59,562 0.1%
2017 59,479 0.6%
2016 59,125 0.5%
2015 58,858 1.1%
2014 58,239 1.0%
2013 57,681 0.9%
2012 57,182 0.8%
2011 56,722 0.8%
2010 56,250 -

Race / Ethnicity in La Mesa

White
55.8% (33,237)
African American
7.7% (4,608)
American Indian
0.1% (58)
Asian
7.3% (4,334)
Hawaiian
0.3% (204)
Other
0.1% (78)
Two Or More
4.4% (2,638)
Hispanic
24.2% (14,399)
Race La Mesa CA USA
White 55.8% 37.2% 60.7%
African American 7.7% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 7.3% 14.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 24.2% 39.0% 18.0%

Gender in La Mesa

Female
52.9% (31,485)
Male
47.1% (28,070)
Gender La Mesa CA USA
Female 52.9% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 47.1% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in La Mesa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (2,382)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,977)
High School / GED
18.0% (10,720)
Some College
28.0% (16,675)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (4,764)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (14,293)
Master's Degree
10.0% (5,955)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,191)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (595)
Education La Mesa CA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 18.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For La Mesa, California

Less than $10,000
4.4% (264,687)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.0% (300,235)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.1% (481,552)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.4% (498,942)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.5% (686,909)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (1,082,022)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.3% (910,167)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.6% (987,911)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.5% (387,185)
$200,000 or more
6.0% (355,985)
Income La Mesa CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.4% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.0% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 7.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.4% 7.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.5% 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 15.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.3% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.6% 16.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.5% 8.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 6.0% 12.2% 7.7%

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