Mesquite, NV

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Living in Mesquite

Mesquite is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 20,471 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mesquite is the 11th largest community in Nevada. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Mesquite, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Mesquite, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Mesquite’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Mesquite does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $59,206.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mesquite is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mesquite is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mesquite who work in office and administrative support (13.62%), food service (11.77%), and maintenance occupations (8.88%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mesquite has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mesquite has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mesquite than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mesquite may be for you.

One of the benefits of Mesquite is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.38 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Mesquite overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mesquite, 23.58% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mesquite in 2018 was $31,525, which is middle income relative to Nevada, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,100 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 Asian. Mesquite also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mesquite include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Mesquite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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