Mesquite, NV

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Living in Mesquite

Mesquite is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 19,726 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mesquite is the 11th largest community in Nevada. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Mesquite, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Mesquite, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Mesquite’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Mesquite does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $55,542.00.

Mesquite is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mesquite is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mesquite who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), food service (10.87%), and maintenance occupations (8.31%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mesquite has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mesquite has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mesquite than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mesquite may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.86 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Mesquite are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.31% of adults in Mesquite having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mesquite in 2018 was $30,423, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,692 for a family of four. However, Mesquite contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mesquite is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mesquite home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mesquite residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mesquite also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Mesquite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.