Income/capita 14%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 8%
Income per capita$25,669$26,686$29,829
Median household income$50,615$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,850$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,001$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$32,344$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$24,874$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level16.2%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mesa is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mesa is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mesa is 8% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mesa is 7% higher than the national average

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      Mesa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.2%1.7%
      Manufacturing sector10.7%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services4.8%7.6%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%14.7%
      Public administration3.4%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%2.6%
      Education, health & social services11.2%34.4%

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      Fountain Hills, AZ23,863$75,29736%
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%

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      Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
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      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
      Source: The Mesa, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).