La Mesa demographics profile

StatisticLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)6,50223291
Median age36.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%46%43%
Speak English76%56%79%
Speak Spanish14%29%13%
La Mesa, CA has a population of 59,125 and is the 665th largest city in the United States. The population density is 6,502 per sq mi which is 2698% higher than the California average and 7076% higher than the national average. The median age in La Mesa is 37 which is approximately 2% higher than the California average of 36. In La Mesa, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 76% speak English and 14% speak Spanish. 55% of La Mesa residents were born in California, 28% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 15% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in La Mesa is 2698% higher than California.
  • The median age in La Mesa is 2% higher than California.
  • In La Mesa 71.29% of the population is White.
  • In La Mesa 7.82% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In La Mesa 5.59% of the population is Asian.

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La Mesa population breakdown by race

RaceLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Black or African American7.82%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.74%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.51%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race7.28%4.62%3.06%
Other race6.77%13.28%4.75%
In La Mesa, 25.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The La Mesa, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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