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. 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 $45,066.00.

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 (17.44%), food service (15.73%), and sales jobs (11.99%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mesquite is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Mesquite is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.39 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Mesquite citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.66% of adults 25 and older in Mesquite have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mesquite in 2010 was $24,865, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,460 for a family of four. However, Mesquite contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mesquite is a somewhat 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 25.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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