Mesquite, Texas Population 2019

Mesquite is located about 14 miles east of Dallas, Texas. The city is mostly in Dallas County with a small section in Kaufman County. Mesquite is a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the country's fourth-largest metro area with an estimated population of 7.3 million. In 2019, Mesquite has an estimated population of 144,000.

Demographics

According to Census Bureau estimates, the racial composition and Hispanic origin of Mesquite, TX is:

  • White: 64.9% (non-Hispanic: 31.5%)
  • African-American or black: 25%
  • American Indian: 0.6%
  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Two or more races: 3.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 38.9%

Almost 19% of Mesquite's population is foreign-born.

Mesquite is a Hispanic-majority city. Mexican Americans are the largest subgroup followed by Salvadoran Americans. The African-American population of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area grew 178% between 2000 and 2010 with much of the growth in suburbs like Mesquite. Throughout Dallas County and Texas as a whole, the most recent census data shows decreasing populations of non-Hispanic whites. In a decade, Dallas lost over 200,000 white residents or about 20%.

History

Mesquite is a fairly young city, founded in 1878 on land next to the Texas & Pacific Railway which ran from Shreveport, LA to Dallas. It was incorporated in 1887. During the early years, Mesquite was known for its outlaws but it grew in the 1900s as a farming community that used the railroad to ship goods like cotton, sugar, and corn. It wasn't until the end of WWII that the suburban boom in Dallas took off and Mesquite began to grow rapidly.

Population Growth

In 1940, Mesquite had a population of just 1,050 which grew 62% by 1950. The next decade saw population growth of 1,523% to more than 27,000 people and 100% population growth the next decade to 55,000 in 1970. Mesquite posted strong double-digit growth up until 2010 when its growth slowed. Over the last decade, Mesquite has added an estimated 3,000 people. It seems things are changing in Mesquite, however.

After 15 years without a single new subdivision, Mesquite is showing signs that it's getting ready to grow again with a new development in 2017 and homes remaining on the market for just 14 days on average. Expansion and distribution center plans will also create new jobs in the community to fuel further growth in the coming years.

Mesquite Tx Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mesquite Tx was:

  • White: 100.00%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
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The population density is 0.00 people/mi² (0.00 people/km²), with a household density of 1362.11 people/km² (3527.87 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35.4 years, 23.7 years for males, and 42.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 132.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 175 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%, with a median rent of $0/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $75,000.

The median income for households in Mesquite, Texas is $51,635, while the mean household income is $49,837.

Population by Race

Race Population
White546

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Mesquite Tx Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Mesquite Tx Median Age

35.4


Total

23.7


Male

42.6


Female

Mesquite Tx Adults

There are 407 adults, (31 of whom are seniors) in Mesquite Tx.

Mesquite Tx Age Dependency

45.2

Age Dependency Ratio

8.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesquite Tx Sex Ratio

Female

235

43.04%

Male

311

56.96%

Mesquite Tx Households and Families

Mesquite Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Mesquite Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family100%0%
Female100%0%
Male100%0%
All82.9%17.1%
Married73.7%26.3%

82.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesquite Tx Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1174.6782.9
Married764.0473.7
Female316.32100
Male85.13100
Non Family20100

4.64

Average Family Size

4.67

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mesquite Tx Households

Mesquite Tx Education

Mesquite Tx Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6520.50%
9th to 12th Grade21668.14%
High School Graduate237.26%
Some College0.00%
Associates Degree0.00%
Bachelors Degree134.10%
Graduate Degree0.00%

Mesquite Tx Educational Attainment by Race

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 11.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 4.10%.

Mesquite Tx Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$16,959$$17,162
Less Than High School$16,757$$17,652
High School Grad$$$
Some College$$$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$16,959

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$17,162

Average Female

Mesquite Tx Language

Mesquite Tx Language by Age

Mesquite Tx Language

0.00% of Mesquite Tx residents speak only English, while 100.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 100.00% of the population.

Mesquite Tx Poverty

Mesquite Tx Poverty by Race

21.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.04%

Male Poverty Rate

28.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesquite Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesquite Tx is Hispanic, with 21.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesquite Tx is Hispanic, with 21.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 69.57%.

Mesquite Tx Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some CollegeNaN%
High School100.00%
Less Than High School18.15%

Mesquite Tx Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed11.86%
Female Employed1.44%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mesquite Tx Income

Mesquite Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,635$49,837
Families$51,827$49,662
Married Families$$
Non Families$$

Mesquite Tx Marital Status

Mesquite Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mesquite Tx Married by Age and Sex

Mesquite Tx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mesquite Tx Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Mesquite Tx Veterans

Mesquite Tx Veterans by War

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Mesquite Tx Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+
65 to 74
55 to 64
35 to 54
18 to 34

Mesquite Tx Veterans by Race

Mesquite Tx Veterans by Education

NaN%

Veteran Poverty Rate

NaN%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesquite Tx Employment Status

Mesquite Tx Employment by Age

79.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

12.9%

Unemployment Rate

Mesquite Tx Employment by Race

Mesquite Tx Employment by Education

Mesquite Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.94%

Born in Texas

50.73%

Native Born

49.27%

Foreign Born

36.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

50.73% of Mesquite Tx residents were born in the United States, with 41.94% having been born in Texas. 36.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.