Mesquite, TX

Mesquite profile

Living in Mesquite

Mesquite is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 140,937 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Mesquite is the 18th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Mesquite isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mesquite are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mesquite is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mesquite who work in office and administrative support (15.76%), sales jobs (9.73%), and management occupations (7.18%).

One downside of living in Mesquite is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mesquite, the average commute to work is 33.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Mesquite who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.84% of the adults in Mesquite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mesquite in 2018 was $23,189, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,756 for a family of four. However, Mesquite contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mesquite is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mesquite home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Mesquite, accounting for 41.74% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Mesquite residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include Irish, German, English, African, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mesquite's cultural character, accounting for 19.74% of the city’s population.

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