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91941, 91942, 91943, 91944

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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.

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La Mesa location: east of San Diego

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La Mesa history:

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.
The founding of La Mesa: 1869
The incorporation date of La Mesa: 1912

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