Statewide Claims to Fame

Mesquite is 17th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Households

Mesquite is 19th in Texas out of 340 other cities in Current population (2012)

Mesquite is 19th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Housing units

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 143,195 19th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 46.0 43rd 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,038.3 48th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 7.8% 213th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.8% 133rd 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.6% 266th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.9% 198th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.1% 189th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Race - White 59.0% 336th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 21.8% 54th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 108th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.2% 83rd 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 115th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.1% 87th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 31.6% 168th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 41.6% 260th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Female residents 52.3% 67th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.7% 124th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Housing units 51,952 19th 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 25.5% 89th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 47,461 17th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.1% 241st 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $112,700 166th $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.9 163rd 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Income per capita $22,320 184th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $52,034 149th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 12.0% 259th 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Mesquite Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 10,237 28th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,871,468 29th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,310 156th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $219,724 30th $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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