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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Mesa County is located in Colorado with a population of 148,798. In Mesa County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Mesa County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
148,798

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Mesa County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    363
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    102.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    520.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,201.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Mesa County

Mesa County Reviews

2 reviews
Mesa county is beautiful. We have a variety of outdoor recreation options such as hiking the scenic National Monument, rafting the rapids of the Colorado River, and skiing on the Grand Mesa. Most of town in Mesa County are small. We have an abundance of locally grown produce, making it easy to eat healthy. There are many fun small town festival and parades that are great events for families to attend. There are many religious communities to that range from Methodist to Buddhists. The disadvantage to living in Mesa County is that the job options are limited and the poverty rate is high. Homeless individuals frequently stay at many of the shopping areas.
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it is a small tight knit community with a lot of the amenities of a larger city. In quite a few cities as large as Grand Junction, (our county seat) you do not get the feeling that your neighbor is watching out for you the way that you do here in Mesa County.