Mesa continues to shine as an outstanding place to play, live and do business.
Mesa, located in Maricopa County, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities with a population that has grown by more than 37 percent between 1990 and 2000. The reasons for Mesa’s growth: the low cost of doing business, a reasonable tax structure, a skilled and well-educated workforce, a low crime rate, superior schools, affordable housing and an excellent quality of life.
Cost-of-living index — —99.5
Annual average rainfall—10.6”
Average temperatures — High—88 degrees— Low—56 degrees
Average household income—$67,285
2008 Effective Buying Income—$8.684 billion
Number of Mesa Households
Mesa Population Growth
Population Projections 2015
*Sales and Marketing, Survey of Buying Power
Mesa possesses a talented and skilled workforce with 69,712 residents, or 24 percent of the population. Employers will find an abundance of educated adults in close proximity to sites in Mesa. Within a 30-minute drive from downtown Mesa, there are more than 400,000 professionals (age 25+) with bachelor's degrees or higher.