About Mesa, Arizona
Mesa is a city located in Maricopa County in the U.S. State of Arizona. It is the most populous city in the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east.
Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona after Phoenix and Tucson, the 37th-largest city in the US, and the largest city that is not a county seat. The city is home to 504,258 people as of 2020 according to the Census Bureau, which makes it more populous than Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Miami. Mesa has been called “America’s most conservative place”.Source
Maricopa County lies in the southern-central part of Arizona. The county’s population was 4,420 568, as of the 2020 census. This makes it the fourth-most populous county in Arizona and the fourth-most populous state. It is home to 62% of Arizona’s total population, making it one of the most centrally located states in the country. The county seat is Phoenix, the state capital and fifth-most populous city in the United States.