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Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.
So-named because the city sits on a plateau overlooking the Valley of the Sun
The latitude of Mesa is 33.422N. The longitude is -111.821W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,240 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 432,376.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mesa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85205 ZIP code.
16% of Mesa residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mesa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mesa was $19,601, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Mesa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Mesa include Evergreen Historic District, Temple Historic District, West Second Street Historic District, Wilbur Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mesa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $588. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,048.
Libraries in Mesa include City of Mesa Library, Dobson Ranch Branch Library, East Mesa Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mesa include East Valley Tribune
TV stations in Mesa include KPNX.
Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mesa political report.
The average commute time for Mesa workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 97 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mesa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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