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Welcome to Mesa ...

The city of Mesa is located in Maricopa County<1>.

Mesa was established in 1878.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mesa has a population of 518,497 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Mesa is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mesa lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Mesa: (480)

The ZIP codes for Mesa: 85201-85216, 85274-85275, 85277<4>

Websites for Mesa ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mesa had an population of 518,497 people. This is an increase of 18.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mesa had a population of 439,041 people (or 11.5% of the total population of Maricopa County). This makes Mesa the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mesa represents 6.87% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 439,041 people, the population of Mesa increased 10.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 396,375 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mesa.

Communities Also Named Mesa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Mesa - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (4), Idaho, Mississippi, New Mexico (2), Texas (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mesa.

Communities near Mesa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mesa.

  • Phoenix
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix <5>
  • Chandler
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Scottsdale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Tempe
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,402 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe <5>
  • Queen Creek
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Apache Junction
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Fountain Hills
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Paradise Valley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Guadalupe
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Gilbert
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mesa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mesa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mesa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mesa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mesa. Our list includes 41 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mesa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mesa ...

Looking for more information about Mesa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mesa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mesa.

Adding Mesa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mesa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mesa was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mesa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Arizona and New Mexico (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mesa.

The official website for Mesa:

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mesa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mesa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mesa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mesa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Mesa includes: 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85209, 85210, 85211, 85212, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85274 & 85275.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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