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Mesa County Statistics

Facts

Land area3,329.0 square miles
Population Density44.1 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)147,554
Population change0.6%
Under 5 years of age6.4%
Under 1822.7%
65 and over16.4%
Females50.3%
White94.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race13.8
Asian0.9%
Two or more races2.2%
Black or African American0.9%
Native American1.5%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school90%
Had a bachelor degree or higher25.7%
Veterans13,870

Households and Housing

Households58,598
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more80.9%
Median household income$49,471
The Per capita income$26,700
Live below the poverty line14.7%
Housing units63,206
Multi-unit structures15%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$210,100
Residents owning their homes71.7%

Business Facts

Total number of firms16,079
Women-owned firms26.7%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms4%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0.9%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$2,389,507
Retail sales per capita$17,279
Manufacturers shipments$539,590
Merchant wholesaler sales$1,179,281
Source US Census Data