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. Mesquite has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Mesquite, where 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mesquite spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.86 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Mesquite citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.31% of adults in Mesquite have at least a bachelor's 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.