Mesquite, Nevada Population 2020

20,131

Mesquite is a city located in Clark County, Nevada. With a 2020 population of 20,131, it is the 9th largest city in Nevada and the 1835th largest city in the United States. Mesquite is currently growing at a rate of 2.68% annually and its population has increased by 31.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,276 in 2010. Spanning over 32 miles, Mesquite has a population density of 637 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mesquite is $62,466 with a poverty rate of 8.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $849 per month, and the median house value is $216,000. The median age in Mesquite is 60.2 years, 61 years for males, and 59.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males.

Mesquite Nv Demographics

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

  • White: 86.79%
  • Other race: 7.05%
  • Asian: 2.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Mesquite, Nevada is 20,131, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,079. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,276.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,53986.79%
Some Other Race1,2627.05%
Asian4862.71%
Two or More Races3381.89%
Black or African American1540.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native950.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.17%

Mesquite Nv Population Pyramid 2020

Mesquite Nv Median Age

60.2


Total

61


Male

59.7


Female

Mesquite Nv Adults

There are 14,985 adults, (7,290 of whom are seniors) in Mesquite Nv.

Mesquite Nv Age Dependency

132.7

Age Dependency Ratio

94.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesquite Nv Sex Ratio

Female

9,111

50.89%

Male

8,793

49.11%

Mesquite Nv Households and Families

Mesquite Nv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mesquite Nv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All71%29%
Male69.5%30.5%
Non Family60%40%
Female41%59%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8892.2671
Married4,2752.6282.9
Non Family2,7381.2560
Female6733.6241
Male2033.6169.5

2.71

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mesquite Nv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6364.53%
9th to 12th Grade1,1107.90%
High School Graduate3,82927.26%
Some College4,08629.09%
Associates Degree1,0607.55%
Bachelors Degree2,06014.67%
Graduate Degree1,2669.01%

Mesquite Nv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,29210,4612,918
Hispanic1,9251,137198
Other Race69132756
Asian403317137
Multiple Races18417015
Black12311447
Native American9587
Islander302020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 66.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,053$32,750$26,449
Less Than High School$26,576$30,272$24,385
High School Grad$25,000$26,627$23,373
Some College$28,415$32,412$25,864
Bachelors Degree$35,865$50,781$33,955
Graduate Degree$70,000$62,083$72,703

$30,053

Average Earnings

$32,750

Average Male

$26,449

Average Female

Mesquite Nv Language

Mesquite Nv Language by Age

Mesquite Nv Language

82.91% of Mesquite Nv residents speak only English, while 17.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.68% of the population.

Mesquite Nv Poverty

Mesquite Nv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0029437.25%
Hispanic3,69255715.09%
Other1,22925820.99%
Multiple3385616.57%
Black1414129.08%
Native9599.47%

8.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.87%

Male Poverty Rate

8.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesquite Nv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesquite Nv is Black, with 29.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesquite Nv is White, with 7.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.37%
High School7.47%
Some College6.81%
Bachelors or Greater4.59%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.85%
Male Unemployed14.78%
Male Employed4.76%
Female Employed3.95%

Mesquite Nv Income

Mesquite Nv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,597$62,466
Families$61,407$72,582
Married Families$66,053-
Non Families$29,837$41,828

Mesquite Nv Marital Status

Mesquite Nv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mesquite Nv Married by Age and Sex

Mesquite Nv 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 Nv Marital Status by Race

Mesquite Nv Veterans

2,414

Number of Veterans

2,248

Male Veterans

166

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,472
Korea342
World War II115
Second Gulf War109
First Gulf War106
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,34217.82%
Hispanic1255.31%
2 or More209.35%
Asian194.15%
Other171.85%
Indian1616.84%

$Mesquite Nv Veterans by Education

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesquite Nv Employment Status

38.9%

Labor Force Participation

35.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mesquite Nv 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

9.00%

Born in Nevada

89.60%

Native Born

10.40%

Foreign Born

4.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.60% of Mesquite Nv residents were born in the United States, with 9.00% having been born in Nevada. 4.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,1315262.68%
201919,6055262.76%
201819,0797153.89%
201718,3645262.95%
201617,8384982.87%
201517,3405093.02%
201416,8314832.95%
201316,3483792.37%
201215,9693502.24%
201115,6193112.03%
201015,3085,9195.01%
20009,3897,48917.32%
19901,9001,20010.50%
19807000.00%
19707001001.55%
1960600-100-0.77%
19407000.00%