The City of La Mesa is a General Law city consisting of approximately nine square miles of land area. Incorporated in 1912.
La Mesa had a 2010 population of 57,065, according to estimates prepared by SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments). Since 1990, the average annual rate of population growth has remained relatively consistent, ranging from 3% to 5%.
Approximately 25,614 housing units which are 95% occupied
43.2% single-family detached homes
45% multi-family units
La Mesa Resident Data
Evenly distributed in terms of age groups
Proportionally greater number of senior citizens than most San Diego County jurisdictions
21.8% are aged 19 years or younger
25.2% are aged between 20 and 34 years
27.5% are aged 35 to 54 years
11.5% are aged 55 to 64 years
14% are aged 65 years and above
La Mesa Ethnicity Data
5% Pacific Islander/American Indian/Other ethnic groups