StatisticMesaSanta BarbaraCalifornia
Population density (sq mi)3,5034,665256
Median age43.037.836.0
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a48%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1834%41%46%
Speak Englishn/a63%56%
Speak Spanishn/a29%29%

Key findings

  • The population density in Mesa is 25% lower than Santa Barbara
  • The median age in Mesa is 14% higher than Santa Barbara
  • In Mesa 84.43% of the population is White
  • In Mesa 1.30% of the population is Black
  • In Mesa 4.96% of the population is Asian

Compare Santa Barbara, CA Demographics


      Mesa population breakdown by race

      RaceMesaSanta BarbaraCalifornia
      American Indian0.28%0.74%0.74%
      Native Hawaiian0.80%0.15%0.39%
      Mixed race4.54%3.62%4.62%
      Other race3.70%12.67%13.28%
      In Mesa, 38.2% 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Mesa age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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