The Mesa

Homes in this area can be modest or grand, and many have views of the ocean and Channel Islands.

Welcome to The Mesa

Perched above a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the Santa Barbara neighborhood known as The Mesa. Homes in this area can be modest or grand, and many have views of the ocean and Channel Islands.

Residents of “The Mesa” typically know their neighbors and many host annual block parties. Santa Barbara City College, beautiful Shoreline Park, and Ledbetter and Arroyo Burro Beaches are here and the area bustles with activity year-round. It is also home to a small community shopping area with many restaurants, and stores and is just minutes from downtown.

Overview for The Mesa, CA

11,289 people live in The Mesa, where the median age is 45.3 and the average individual income is $55,574. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,289

Total Population

45.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$55,574

Average individual Income

Around The Mesa, CA

There's plenty to do around The Mesa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

68
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
48
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
27
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including HelloHarvest, Healthy Warrior Meal Prep, and Get Hooked Seafood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.31 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.83 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.88 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.36 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.84 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Mesa, CA

The Mesa has 4,601 households, with an average household size of 2.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Mesa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,289 people call The Mesa home. The population density is 2,992.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,289

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.3

Median Age

48.32 / 51.68%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,601

Total Households

2.45

Average Household Size

$55,574

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in The Mesa, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby The Mesa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5

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