The large city of Mesa, Arizona is home to approximately 478,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 38, is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Home ownership is more common than renting in Mesa, and 40% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,033 per month is roughly on par with the state average.
Mesa has an average commute time of about 27 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't extensively used. Relatively few residents walk to work.
Among Mesa residents over the age of 25, 11% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Mesa residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 13% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Mesa workers earn an average annual income of just over $66,000, about the same as the average Arizona resident. Mesa, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.