Mesa, Arizona 

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Population

528,159

+9.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Median Income

$48,259

Median Home Price

$353,800

Median Age

35.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.5 / 8.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Mesa, Arizona

Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley. April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Mesa, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Mesa, AZ Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Pleasant winters
Entertainment
Air service
Cons
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices


What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Mesa
Zip Codes: 85204, 85201, 85207, 85205, 85209, 85210, 85202, 85203, 85208, 85206, 14 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Mesa is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Mesa jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Mesa's cost of living is 4.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Mesa's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Mesa's population is 528,159 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Mesa is Real Estate: $353,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.7%.

SCHOOLS
Mesa public schools spend $7,490 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Mesa. More Education



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Housing Market in Mesa

It's a good time to buy in Mesa. Home Appreciation is up 26.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Mesa is $353,800.

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Reviews for Mesa   59 Reviews
Worth a read before moving - 9/13/2021
I’m a native to Arizona and growing up here has taught me that people just don’t care, and the Mormon community is huge! It’s normal in the state of AZ for kids to start... Read More

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It's always darkest before the dawn. - 4/26/2019
My in-laws are huge Meza fans , it might be because their last name is Meza. We have our own Americaucasionispanic cultura.Thats pronounced... Read More

Beware of Police - 12/13/2017
Mesa police department is out of control. I do not recommend living here. They get away with killing innocent, unarmed, compliant people. Google Daniel Shafer.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MESA, ARIZONA
85204, 85201, 85207, 85205, 85209, 85210, 85202, 85203, 85208, 85206, 14 total

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