Mesa is the third-largest city in the state of Arizona, with a current population of over 439,000 residents. It is a prime city in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the largest metro area in the state, and is part of the “East Valley” section of the area. Though Mesa is not as well-known as many other major U.S. cities, it is larger in population than cities such as Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri, to name a few. In 2010, Mesa became the mean center of population in Arizona, and currently ranks as the 38th-largest city in the entire United States. It is unusually long, east-to-west; at over 18 miles from eastern border to western border, Mesa is commonly divided into East Mesa and West Mesa, though the dividing line between the two is often subject to interpretation.

Mesa was originally inhabited by several native tribes at least 2,000 years ago, but between their disappearance and the subduing of the Apache in the area in the late 19th century by the U.S. Army, little is known. The First Mesa Company arrived in the late 19th century and formed several canals – some of which were directly over older canals dug by native tribes – and this ultimately paved the way for settlement of the region, as water began to flow through the area. The town of Mesa was established in 1878 and was incorporated in 1883. Widening the original canals near the turn of the 20th century led to a power plant being built, which generated enough revenue for venture capitalists to begin investing in the area, and with the arrival of the Army via Falcon Field and William’s Field in the 1940’s, Mesa began to grow rapidly. Development during the latter half of the 20th century spurred rapid growth that continues to this day.

Located in the Sonoran Desert, Mesa is definitely a desert city, and its climate only adds to it. During the summer months, average daily highs easily reach triple digits, with July average highs sitting at 106 degrees. Overnight lows are a bit cooler, dropping down into the upper 70’s, but Mesa is definitely a snowbird town – in other words, people like to move away from the area during the summer months and stay during the winter, when the weather is cooler. This is evident by the fact that winter highs only reach into the high 60’s and occasionally the low 70’s, while overnight lows tend to drop into the low-to-mid 40’s. Snow is almost non-existent in the area.

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Mesa Zipcodes Include:

85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85209, 85210, 85211, 85212, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85216, 85274, 85275, 85277