Mesquite, TX

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2022 Population
149,439
0.273% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
0.906% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
0.0111% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,649
9.33% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,800
22.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mesquite, TX had a population of 149k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $69,649. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mesquite, TX declined from 149,848 to 149,439, a −0.273% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,706 to $69,649, a 9.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mesquite, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (25%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.5%), White (Hispanic) (20.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.6%), and Other (Hispanic) (10.1%).

None of the households in Mesquite, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.4% of the residents in Mesquite, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Hands on Therapy (34 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mesquite, TX was $208,800, and the homeownership rate was 62%.

Most people in Mesquite, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Mesquite, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mesquite, TX is home to a population of 149k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 20% of Mesquite, TX residents were born outside of the country (29.9k people).

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.4k people) in Mesquite, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.4%
2022 Citizenship
86.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.4% of Mesquite, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mesquite, TX was 86.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mesquite, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.4k ± 2.21k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36.6k ± 3.01k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 2.95k
44.6%
Hispanic Population
66.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.4k people) in Mesquite, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.6% of the people in Mesquite, TX are hispanic (66.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mesquite, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

20%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
29.9k people
20.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
31.2k people

As of 2022, 20% of Mesquite, TX residents (29.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mesquite, TX was 20.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,729 ± 273
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,365 ± 493
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    789 ± 255

Mesquite, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mesquite, TX employs 74.8k people. The largest industries in Mesquite, TX are Construction (9,687 people), Retail Trade (9,169 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,967 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,372), Utilities ($73,750), and Information ($72,825).

Occupations

74.8k
2022 Value
± 2,870
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 5.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mesquite, TX grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 73.5k employees to 74.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mesquite, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,726 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (7,771 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,728 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.8k
2022 Value
± 2,870
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 5.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mesquite, TX grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 73.5k employees to 74.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mesquite, TX, are Construction (9,687 people), Retail Trade (9,169 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,967 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mesquite, TX, though some of these residents may live in Mesquite, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,007
Median earning men ± $2,009
$32,593
Median earning women ± $1,735

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,543), Information ($62,228), and Manufacturing ($55,475).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($73,077), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,589), and Public Administration ($50,595).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Mesquite, TX awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Mesquite, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 47 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mesquite, TX are Black or African American (19 and 55.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 20.6%), White (7 and 20.6%), and Two or More Races (1 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Mesquite, TX by number of degrees awarded are Hands on Therapy (34 and 100%).

The most popular majors in N/A are Massage Therapy (18 and 52.9%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (15 and 44.1%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 2.94%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mesquite, TX was $208,800 in 2022, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,600 to $208,800, a 22.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Mesquite, TX is 62%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mesquite, TX have an average commute time of 32.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mesquite, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mesquite, TX is $69,649. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Mesquite, TX was Census Tract 175 with a value of $96,460, followed by Census Tract 180.02 and Census Tract 176.02, with respective values of $79,179 and $73,843.

Property

$208,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,447
$31,221
Median Property Taxes
±$1,410

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mesquite, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62% of the housing units in Mesquite, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 175
  2. Census Tract 180.02
  3. Census Tract 176.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mesquite, TX was Census Tract 175 with a value of $96,460, followed by Census Tract 180.02 and Census Tract 176.02, with respective values of $79,179 and $73,843.

The following map shows all of the places in Mesquite, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,649
Median Household Income
± $2,017
50.4k
Number of Households
± 2,106

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.4k households in Mesquite, TX grew to $69,649 from the previous year's value of $63,706.

The following chart displays the households in Mesquite, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mesquite, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.35%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Mesquite, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who worked at home (7.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mesquite, TX have a longer commute time (32.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Mesquite, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mesquite, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mesquite, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mesquite, TX (17.1k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mesquite, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

79% of the population of Mesquite, TX has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 8.52% on Medicare, 8.98% on non-group plans, and 0.843% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, TX see 1415 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.6% decrease from the previous year (1438 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1136 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 585 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,415 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dallas County, TX

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, TX see an average of 1,415 patients per year. This represents a 1.6% decrease from the previous year (1,438 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dallas County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.7% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

21%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
8.52%
Medicare
8.98%
Non-Group
0.843%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mesquite, TX declined by 0.251% from 21.1% to 21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mesquite, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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