Mesquite is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 144,652 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Mesquite is the 18th largest community in Texas.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mesquite who work in office and administrative support (17.83%), sales jobs (9.69%), and management occupations (7.20%).
In Mesquite, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.82 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. 18.09% of adults 25 and older in Mesquite have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mesquite in 2010 was $21,788, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,152 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 Black or African-American. Mesquite also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mesquite's cultural character, accounting for 16.22% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mesquite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.