Facts About Mesa
Mesa is known as the largest suburban city in the US.
The history of Mesa dates back at least 2,000 years to the arrival of the Hohokam people. The Hohokam, whose name means “All Used Up” or “The Departed Ones”, built the original canal system.
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona.
Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona after Phoenix and Tucson, the 35th-largest city in the US, and the largest city that is not a county seat.
The city is home to 518,012 people as of 2019 according to the Census Bureau.
Mesa has over 2,280 acres of parkland in the city limits. Its largest is Red Mountain Park which spans 1,146 acres.
Mesa has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; Caraz, Peru; Guaymas, Mexico; Kaiping, Guangdong, China & Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
Mesa is home to numerous higher education facilities including the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.
The name ‘Mesa’ stems from the Spanish word for table. It gets its name because of its distinctive table-top shape. Prior to being called Mesa the city was known as Zenos.
In 1883, Mesa City was incorporated with a population of 300 people.