Mesquite is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 147,899 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, Mesquite is the 22nd largest community in Texas.
In Mesquite, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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. 17.16% of adults 25 and older in Mesquite have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mesquite in 2018 was $25,054, 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 $100,216 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 45.02% 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, Italian, and African.
Mesquite also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.82%.
The most common language spoken in Mesquite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.