Mesa, Washington is a small town with a population of slightly less than 1,000. Families with young children are widely prevalent, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 9% of the population, though young professionals are also well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 31, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Washington. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (50%) their home. With a relatively affordable average rent of $776 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Washington. Over the course of a year, renters in Mesa will save around $5,200 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, outperforming most cities in Washington, Mesa residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 27% of residents, while public transit is not used. Few workers commute on foot.
Agriculture is the most common industry in Mesa, accounting for 17% of the population. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in construction, as 12% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Mesa workers bring in an average annual income of about $70K, less than the average Washington resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among Mesa residents older than 25, 2% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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