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Encyclopedia > La Mesa, California

La Mesa is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. The population was 54,749 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1869 and officially incorporated as a city on February 16, 1912. San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

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Geography

La Mesa is located at 32°46′17″N, 117°1′22″W (32.771450, -117.022797)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.1 km² (9.3 mi²). 24.0 km² (9.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.32%) is water. La Mesa in Spanish means "the table", or alternately "the plateau", relating to its geography. La Mesa was part of a larger tract Mission San Diego de Alcala and used by Spanish Missionaries.[1] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 54,749 people, 24,186 households, and 13,374 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,282.8/km² (5,909.9/mi²). There were 24,943 housing units at an average density of 1,040.0/km² (2,692.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.64% White, 4.86% African American, 0.66% Native American, 4.09% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 5.08% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.52% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 24,186 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,693, and the median income for a family was $50,398. Males had a median income of $37,215 versus $30,413 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,372. About 5.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Current estimates

According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of La Mesa in 2005 was $55,609 (not adjusted for inflation). When adjusted for inflation (1999 dollars; comparable to Census data above), the median household income was $45,156. The San Diego Association of Governments (abbreviated SANDAG) is an association of local San Diego governments. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Education

The schools in La Mesa are operated by two districts. The La Mesa-Spring Valley district operates the elementary and middle schools in the city, while the Grossmont district operates Helix High School and the Gateway day schools. The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) is located in San Diego County, California and serves adults and high school-aged students in the East County communities of Alpine, Casa de Oro, Crest, Dehesa, Dulzura, El Cajon, Jamul, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mount Helix, Rancho San Diego, Santee, and... Helix Charter High School (HCHS), in La Mesa, California, is a charter high school built in 1952. ...


Elementary schools

  • Rolando Elementary School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)
  • La Mesa Dale Elementary School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)
  • Maryland Avenue Elementary School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)
  • Murray Manor Elementary School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)
  • Northmont Elementary School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)
  • Lemon Avenue Elementary School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)

Middle/Junior high schools

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  • Parkway Middle School (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)

High schools

Helix Charter High School (HCHS), in La Mesa, California, is a charter high school built in 1952. ... The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) is located in San Diego County, California and serves adults and high school-aged students in the East County communities of Alpine, Casa de Oro, Crest, Dehesa, Dulzura, El Cajon, Jamul, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mount Helix, Rancho San Diego, Santee, and...

K through 12

The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) is located in San Diego County, California and serves adults and high school-aged students in the East County communities of Alpine, Casa de Oro, Crest, Dehesa, Dulzura, El Cajon, Jamul, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mount Helix, Rancho San Diego, Santee, and... The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) is located in San Diego County, California and serves adults and high school-aged students in the East County communities of Alpine, Casa de Oro, Crest, Dehesa, Dulzura, El Cajon, Jamul, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mount Helix, Rancho San Diego, Santee, and...

K through 12

La Mesa Christian School


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
La Mesa, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (451 words)
La Mesa is a city located in San Diego County, California.
La Mesa is located at 32°46'17" North, 117°1'22" West (32.771450, -117.022797)
According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of La Mesa in 2004 was $50,480 (not adjusted for inflation).
La Mesa, California (Cities) (117 words)
La Mesa is located in Greater San Diego.
La Mesa was officially incorporated as a City on February 16, 1912.
La Mesa is part of the San Diego, California metro area.
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