Mesquite, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Mesquite, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mesquite had a population of 148,994 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.7668 and longitude -96.5992 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mesquite 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.


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Mesquite, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 148,994
Population in Households 148,382
Population in Familes 129,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 612
Population Density2 3,155
Diversity Index3 81
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,403
Average Household Income $71,503
Per Capita Income $24,298

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 54,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,999 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,599 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,423 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $133,242
Average Home Value $163,120
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 50,598
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 37,689
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.76% 0.79%
Households 0.53% 0.62%
Families 0.73% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 2018 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 # 150 91st
Diversity Index # 50 97th
Median Household Income # 535 69th
Per Capita Income # 849 52nd

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