Mesquite, Nevada Population 2021

21,128
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Mesquite is a city located in Clark County Nevada. With a 2020 population of 21,128, it is the 8th largest city in Nevada and the 1774th largest city in the United States . Mesquite is currently growing at a rate of 3.43% annually and its population has increased by 38.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,276 in 2010. Mesquite reached it's highest population of 21,128 in 2021. Spanning over 32 miles, Mesquite has a population density of 669 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mesquite is $67,695 with a poverty rate of 8.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $236,700. The median age in Mesquite is 60.2 years, 61.2 years for males, and 59.5 years for females.

Mesquite Demographics

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

  • White: 86.25%
  • Other race: 6.55%
  • Asian: 2.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Mesquite, Nevada is 21,128 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,025.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,276.

Mesquite, Nevada Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,90986.25%
Some Other Race1,2086.55%
Asian5212.82%
Two or More Races4282.32%
Black or African American2021.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1350.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.23%
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Mesquite Population by Race

Mesquite Population Pyramid $2021

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Mesquite Median Age

60.2


Total

61.2


Male

59.5


Female

Mesquite Adults

There are 15,543 adults, (7,564 of whom are seniors) in Mesquite.

Mesquite Age Dependency

131.2

Age Dependency Ratio

94.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesquite Sex Ratio

Female

9,414

51.04%

Male

9,032

48.96%

Mesquite Population by Age

Mesquite Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mesquite Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All72.8%27.2%
Male71.1%28.9%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Female46.6%53.4%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesquite Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0422.2872.8
Married4,5132.6282.9
Non Family2,6641.2261.7
Female6123.7746.6
Male2533.7371.1

2.74

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Mesquite Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6954.77%
9th to 12th Grade9836.74%
High School Graduate4,20828.85%
Some College4,16228.54%
Associates Degree1,1367.79%
Bachelors Degree2,16114.82%
Graduate Degree1,2398.50%
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Mesquite Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mesquite Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,33010,6073,018
Hispanic2,2961,490203
Other Race69733867
Asian451335133
2+ Races22220937
Black16414427
Native American135135
Islander242410

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 41.67%.

Mesquite Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,868$37,153$27,015
Less Than 9th Grade$26,528$31,914$23,644
High School Graduate$30,390$35,039$25,911
Some College$30,093$37,736$26,734
Bachelors Degree$35,873$51,583$33,190
Graduate Degree$72,986$76,210$63,693

$31,868

Average Earnings

$37,153

Average Male

$27,015

Average Female

Mesquite Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mesquite Language by Age

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Mesquite Language

82.29% of Mesquite residents speak only English, while 17.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.19% of the population.

Mesquite Language

Mesquite Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0098676.66%
Hispanic4,12356513.70%
Other1,18821718.27%
Multiple4288820.56%
Islander433376.74%
Asian521315.95%
Black1722313.37%

8.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

8.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesquite

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesquite is Islander, with 76.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesquite is Asian, with 5.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.78%.

Mesquite Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.73%
High School6.66%
Some College6.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%

Mesquite Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.45%
Male Unemployed11.42%
Female Employed4.31%
Male Employed3.81%

Mesquite Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mesquite Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,542$67,695
Families$66,705$77,802
Married Families$71,423-
Non Families$31,576$45,453
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Income by Household Type

Mesquite Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Mesquite Married by Age and Sex

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Mesquite Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mesquite Marital Status by Race

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Mesquite Marital Status

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2,418

Number of Veterans

2,247

Male Veterans

171

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,427
Korea302
First Gulf War142
Second Gulf War114
World War II99

Mesquite Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,171
75+766
55 to 64290
35 to 5499
18 to 3492

Mesquite Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,32917.25%
Hispanic1726.09%
2+ Races2710.84%
Asian275.45%
Other Race161.66%
Black126.94%
Native American75.19%

Mesquite Veterans by Race

Mesquite Veterans by Education

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3.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesquite Veterans by Education

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39.3%

Labor Force Participation

36.3%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mesquite Employment by Age

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Mesquite Employment by Race

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Mesquite Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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9.25%

Born in Mesquite

88.71%

Native Born

11.29%

Foreign Born

5.22%

Non Citizen

6.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.71% of Mesquite residents were born in the United States, with 9.25% having been born in Nevada. 5.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mesquite Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,1287013.43%
202020,4277013.55%
201919,7267013.68%
201819,0256803.71%
201718,3455262.95%
201617,8194922.84%
201517,3275083.02%
201416,8194812.94%
201316,3383762.36%
201215,9623462.22%
201115,6163112.03%
201015,3055,9165.01%
20009,3897,48917.32%
19901,9001,20010.50%
19807000.00%
19707001001.55%
1960600-100-0.77%
19407000.00%

Mesquite Population by Year