La Mesa, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 24,902 housing units in La Mesa. This represents a 3.1% growth from 24,154 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 24,902 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in La Mesa is about 47.1%. La Mesa's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3%. Average household size is 2.22 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in La Mesa were built after 1965.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.80%
One Bedroom22.60%
Two Bedrooms31.80%
Three Bedrooms29.40%
Four Bedrooms7.90%
Five Bedrooms or more1.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.4
Median year structure was built1958
Median Value of occupied units$198,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$169,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.07
Median year structure was built1971
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$716

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage8.70%
Home Equity Loan10.60%
Simple Mortgage48.80%
Debt Free31.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.6%