A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Mesa ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Mesa has a population of 518,012 people<2> (see below for details).
Mesa was established in 1878.
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
Mesa lies within the (480) area code.
The ZIP codes for Mesa: 85201-85216, 85274-85275, 85277<4>
Websites for Mesa ...
Official Website: www.cityofmesa.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.mesachamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mesa had an population of 518,012 people. This is an increase of 17.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.69% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Mesa had a population of 439,041 people (which is 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 (with a count of 396,375 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Mesa.
Adding Mesa to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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.
In addition, we also found mention of Mesa elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mesa on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Mesa ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Mesa: www.cityofmesa.org/
The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Jan 2021