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Mesquite, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mesquite had a population of 149,499 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.


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Mesquite, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 149,499
Daytime Population: Workers 52,994
Daytime Population: Residents 72,506
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 125,500
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 148,912
Population in Familes 128,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 587
Population Density2 3,165
Diversity Index3 81
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,355
Average Household Income $70,009
Per Capita Income $23,987

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 54,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,556 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,641 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,289 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $127,357
Average Home Value $153,462
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 51,196
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 37,830
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 1.06%
Households 0.77% 0.97%
Families 0.89% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Mesquite, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesquite to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 99th
Population Density # 146 92nd
Diversity Index # 51 97th
Median Household Income # 556 68th
Per Capita Income # 836 52nd

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