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85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85210, 85213

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The population of Mesa is approximately 360,000 (1998), 439041 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 140,468 (1990), 165374 (2010).

The amount of land area in Mesa is 281.254 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mesa is 122+ sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.479 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mesa to Washington DC is 2060 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mesa is positioned 33.41 degrees north of the equator and 111.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Mesa elevation is 1,241 feet above sea level.
Mesa median income is $30,273.

The Mesa median home price is $86,500.

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Mesa location: 15 miles east of Phoenix in central Arizona

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Mesa is warm and dry.
The weather in Mesa is enjoyable with warm sunny daysand cool night air. There are 313 average days of sunshine each year.
Mesa average annual rainfall is 7.52 inches per year
Mesa average annual precipitation is 7.52 inches per year.
Mesa average temperature is 84 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 52.9 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 84.9 degrees F.
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Mesa history:

Mesa is the Spanish word for "table top," which means a flat-topped, raised area.
The first inhabitants of the area were here around 2,000 years ago. They were the Hohokam Indians. They built the first irrigation ditches. No one really knows why they left the area. Various missionaries, explorers, etc. came and went during the 1500's and 1600's. The Apaches drove out the Spaniards in the 1700's. In the 1800's, the troops of the United States fought with the Apaches which opened the way for more white settlers to come. The small settlement of Maryville was founded in 1865 near a ferry acorss the Salt River. The town was later abandoned. Around 1877, Daniel Webster Jones was asked by Mormon Church leaders to bring a group down to this area. They built Fort Utah from adobe in July of 1877 in what they called Lehi.

A new group of Mormon settlers came in January of 1878, passing through the Lehi area. They decided to move up to the mesa and proceeded to clear the land and prepare a town site. They utilized the irrigation ditches which were dug by inhabitants of the area in 700 A.D. The availability of water in the area has allowed it to grow tremendously. A number of factors, including flooding in the lower, Lehi area, caused Mesa to grow much faster, eventually overtaking and absorbing the Lehi area. Mesa was known as Mesa City among the residents, but the post office first called it Hayden's Ferry. Then it was changed to Zenos. Finally, in 1889, the post office department allowed the name of Mesa City. There was already a Mesaville on the San Pedro River which they felt would make the new community name confusing, but finally relented and allowed the chosen name of Mesa.

For more history information, see the Mesa Arizona city site
The founding of Mesa: 1878
The incorporation date of Mesa: 1883

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Mesa attractions:

Arizona Chamber Symphony

Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)

Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts

Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry

Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Cactus Rd. and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-860-8810

Arizona Temple Visitors Center
525 E. Main St.
Mesa, Arizona
Phone: 480-964-7164
A noted landmark with beautifully manicured gardens throughout the grounds. In December, more than 400,000 bright, twinkling lights are displayed. A spectacular Easter Pageant features a musical dramatization of the resurrection of Christ. It is the largest annual Easter Pageant in the world.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
40 miles east of Mesa on US Highway 60.
Thousands of varieties of desert plants and wildlife from throughout the world.

Sirrine House
160 N. Center
Mesa, Arizona
Phone: 480-644-2760
Built in 1896 by one of the city's pioneers, Joel E. Sirrine, it isMesa's firstfully restored, Victorian-era historichome museum.

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson
Phone: 480-644-2467
A child-oriented fine arts center featuring changing art exhibits and unique hands-on art activities for children.

Buckhorn Wildlife Museum
5900 E. Main
Mesa, AZ
Phone: 480-832-1111
This museum features more than 400 mounted and displayed native bird and animal specimens

The Champlin Fighter Aircraft Museum at Falcon Field in Mesa was closed in 2003 and the collection moved to the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. It was home to the World's largest private collection of flyable vintage fighter aircraft.

Commemorative Air Force Museum
2017 Greenfield Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone: 480-924-1940
Home of "Sentimental Journey," a restored WWII B-17. A collection of all types of combat planes of the US Armed Forces plus some of other countries. Please call for hours of operation.

Mesa Southwest Museum
53 N. Mcdonald
Mesa, AZ
Phone: 480-644-2230
A miniature "Smithsonian" featuring southwestern folklore and more.

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Games at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.
Phone: 480-379-0102

Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)
Phone: 602-379-7867

Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Phone: 602-514-8400

Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Phone: 480-473-5600

Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)
Phone: 514 TDTD (8383) or 602-379-7878

Cactus League
(professional baseball spring training)
Phone: 480-827-4700
Toll-free: 800-283-6372

Phoenix Mercury
Women's National Basketball Association
Phone: 602-503-5555 (tickets)
Phone: 602-340-0001

Arizona State University Sports Information
Phone: 480-965-2381

Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl

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