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La Mesa
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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La Mesa is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 60,208. La Mesa is in San Diego County. Living in La Mesa offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In La Mesa there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in La Mesa and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in La Mesa are highly rated.

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About La Mesa...
Population
60,208

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$564,900
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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La Mesa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    176.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    97.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    391.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,091
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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