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Mesquite, NV
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Mesquite is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 20,471 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mesquite is the 11th largest community in Nevada. Much of the housing stock in Mesquite was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Mesquite economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Mesquite, where the median household income is $59,206.00.

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 (13.62%), food service (11.77%), and maintenance occupations (8.88%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mesquite has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mesquite a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 15.38 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Mesquite overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mesquite, 23.58% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mesquite in 2018 was $31,525, 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 $126,100 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. 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 27.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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


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