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 25,954 housing units which are 95% occupied
42.6% single-family detached homes
45.6% 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