Mesa County, CO Demographics

The total population of Mesa County is estimated to be 156,131 with 77,615 males (49.71%) and 78,516 females (50.29%). There are 901 more females than males in Mesa County.
The median household income in Mesa County was $67,154 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,387(3.69%) from $64,767 in 2020. This income is 90.01% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Mesa County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $80,790. Overall, the median household income for the county of Mesa County stands at $70,711.
In Mesa County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $46,986 for males and $30,131 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $63,220 for males and $45,417 for females.
In Mesa County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $73,027, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $60,479.
In 2022, the population of Mesa County was 158,636, a 0.76% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Mesa County's population was 157,434, an increase of 0.92% compared to a population of 156,005 in 2020.
The median age in Mesa County, CO is 40.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.81% were under the age of 15, 18.93% aged 15 to 29, 43.87% aged 30 to 64, 16.86% aged 65 to 84, and 2.53% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Mesa County population: 89.45% are White, 0.74% are Black or African American, 0.88% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.15% are Asian, 0.07% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.66% are some other race and 6.06% are multiracial.