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La Mesa
San Diego County, California

91941, 91942, 91943, 91944

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of La Mesa is approximately 52,931 (1990), 57065 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,154 (1990), 24512 (2010).
The amount of land area in La Mesa is 23.877 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in La Mesa is 9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.064 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Mesa to Washington DC is 2371 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 472 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Mesa is positioned 32.76 degrees north of the equator and 117.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.
La Mesa elevation is 540 feet above sea level.
The La Mesa city flower is the Bougainvillea.
The city tree is the Plum.
The La Mesa median home price is $ 163, 707.


east of San Diego
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History & History Related Items

The Kumeyaay, a Native American group, were the first known residents of the area. With the Spanish colonization here, it became part of the Mission San Diego de Alcala. After Mexican independence in 1821, 60,000 acres were granted to Santiago Arguello. Robert Allison bought 4,000 acres of this land in 1868. His ranch and rest stop became known as Allison Springs. Once water and rail transportation came here in the 1880's, the area began to boom. Mr. Allison and A.S. Crowder filed the La Mesa Springs subdivision map in 1894, taking advantage of the land boom. The new town became official when Ed Fletcher and William Gross came to the eastern part of town and established an artist's community. In 1906 Sherman C. Grable bought 100 acres on Date Avenue and began to build, helping to create the new downtown area of La Mesa.
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The founding of La Mesa


The incorporation of La Mesa


La Mesa City Government

City of La Mesa, California
La Mesa City Mayor
8130 Allison Ave
La Mesa, CA 91941-5002
Phone: 619-667-1106
La Mesa City Manager Phone: 619-667-1105
La Mesa City Clerk Phone: 619-667-1120

La Mesa has a "Council-Manager" form of government.

San Diego County Page

La Mesa Chamber

San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
8155 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941
Phone: 465-7700
FAX: 440-6164

La Mesa Organizations

San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
8155 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941
Phone: 465-7700
FAX: 440-6164

La Mesa Libraries

La Mesa Public Library
8055 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91941-5048
Phone: 619-469-2151

La Mesa Schools

There are 2 school districts that serve La Mesa - the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, and the Grossmont Union High School District.

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District has 6 elementary schools and 2 middle schools located within the city; the elementary schools serve pupils in grades K-5; the middle schools serve pupils grades 6-8.

Grossmont Union High School District
P.O. Box 1043
La Mesa, California 91944
Phone: (619) 644-8000

Helix High School
7323 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91941-6055
Phone: 619-466-4193

San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111-7319
Phone: 619-292-3500

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