The City of Mesquite had a population of 145,284 as of July 1, 2016. Mesquite ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Mesquite is located at latitude 32.7629 and longitude -96.5888 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mesquite (see map below) encompass a land area of 47.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Mesquite are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Kaufman County.
The City of Mesquite (GNIS ID: 2411090) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mesquite is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mesquite population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||144,680|
|Population in Familes||125,019|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||604|
|Average Household Size||2.91|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||53,382 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||29,568 (55.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||20,168 (37.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,646 ( 6.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$121,868|
|Average Home Value||$145,564|
|Median Household Income||$52,844|
|Average Household Income||$66,956|
|Per Capita Income||$22,954|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.38%|
|Per Capita Income||1.31%|
The table below compares Mesquite to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 21||99th|
|Population Density1||# 148||92nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 51||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 543||69th|
|Per Capita Income||# 833||52nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.