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La Mesa, CA

City
Population 2000: 54,749
Square miles: 9.26
Metro area: San Diego-Carlsbad


2000 CENSUS DATA
LA MESA CA US
POPULATION
Number Number Number
Total population 54,749
Square miles (land) 9.26
Population per square mile 5,909.88 217.18 79.56
GENDER
Number Pct Pct Pct
Male 25,826 47.2 49.8 49.1
Female 28,923 52.8 50.2 50.9
AGE
Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger 9,149 16.7 23.0 21.4
16-24 7,143 13.0 14.3 13.9
25-44 18,015 32.9 31.6 30.2
45-64 11,124 20.3 20.5 22.0
65+ 9,318 17.0 10.6 12.4
Number Number Number
Average age (years) 39.36 34.60 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Number Pct Pct Pct
White 44,148 80.6 59.5 75.1
Black or African American 2,660 4.9 6.7 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native 364 0.7 1.0 0.9
Asian 2,238 4.1 10.9 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 217 0.4 0.3 0.1
Some other race 2,782 5.1 16.8 5.5
Two or more races 2,340 4.3 4.7 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 7,402 13.5 32.4 12.5
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk

Note: Hispanic ethnicity is a separate data category from race. This number should not be added to race totals.

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