Mesquite, NV
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Mesquite is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 17,496 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 $44,103.00.

Mesquite is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.51%), food service (15.87%), and sales jobs (12.13%).

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 13.46 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Mesquite who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.90% of the adults in Mesquite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mesquite in 2010 was $25,315, which is middle income relative to Nevada, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,260 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 25.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include English, Irish, Italian, and Danish.

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