Mesquite, NV

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Living in Mesquite

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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Mesquite, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Mesquite, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Mesquite’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Mesquite does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $55,542.00.

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 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%).

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.

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 citizens of Mesquite are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.31% of adults in Mesquite having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.