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A+ Mira Mesa Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Mira Mesa Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than California
Mira Mesa
14040% more expensive than the US average
San Diego
14646% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mira Mesa cost of living
A+ Mira Mesa Crime Total crime is 61% lower than California
Total crime
1,14458% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8858% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Mira Mesa crime
B- Mira Mesa Employment Household income is 45% higher than California
Median household income
$92,48067% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,47112% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Mira Mesa employment
F Mira Mesa Housing Home value is 2% lower than California
Median home value
$401,867118% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,77587% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Mira Mesa real estate or Mira Mesa rentals
B+ Mira Mesa Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than California
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
58%18% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
San Diego K-12 schools or San Diego colleges

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Compare San Diego, CA Livability To Other Cities

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Attractions6/10
Community8/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining5/10
Shopping8/10
I have lived in Mira Mesa for ten years. I moved to Mira Mesa from Twenty-nine Palms, California. Mira Mesa is near San Diego. It is bordered by Interstate 15, Interstate 805 on the Los Penasquitos Canyon, and the Marine Corps Air Station Mira Mar.

Mira Mesa has a population of about 75,000 people and a disproportionately large young professionals (25-34) population. There is a healthy ethnic mix here, with Asians being the most prominent ethnicity. People generally speak English at home.

Founded in the mid-1950s as a support area for the Naval Air Station, Mira Mesa has burgeoned into the largest community in the San Diego area.

The community is mostly residential and many residents commute to work in the San Diego metro area.

Mira Mesa is basically a home owners market. 59 per cent of residents own their homes. Property values are high and still on the rise. Only 41 per cent of residents choose to rent.

There is a high income per capita here. The median income is about $65,000 per year, and the cost of living is high. On the other hand, the weather is great, the schools are good, the housing market is stable, the crime rate is low, and amenities such as grocery stores, shopping outlets and parks are plentiful.

The community has both commercial and residential zones and there are many shopping and recreational opportunities as well as businesses with technology facilities. There is a broad array of ethnic restaurants, as well as traditional dining facilities.

Mira Mesa has eight community parks, centers for teenagers and senior citizens, an ice skating rink, and a multi-plex movie theater.

There are five elementary schools in the area, as well as two middle schools, a high school and a junior college. The schools have an excellent reputation.

San Diego Transit and the Metropolitan Transit System provide public transportation for the Mira Mesa area.

Fire and emergency services are provided by the San Diego Fire Department.

I love the history and culture of the neighborhood, the weather and the scenery, and the rich ethnic mix. This is a friendly community, and there is room for everyone!
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Source: The Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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