Mesquite, Texas Population 2022

152,164
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Mesquite is a city located in Dallas County Texas. With a 2020 population of 152,164, it is the 21st largest city in Texas and the 185th largest city in the United States. Mesquite is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 1.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 150,108 in 2020. Spanning over 47 miles, Mesquite has a population density of 3,220 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mesquite is $68,229 with a poverty rate of 12.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,157 per month, and the median house value is $160,000. The median age in Mesquite is 33.3 years, 30.5 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

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.

Diversity

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%.

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 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.

Mesquite Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mesquitewas:

  • White: 55.95%
  • Black or African American: 25.28%
  • Two or more races: 8.09%
  • Other race: 6.67%
  • Asian: 3.02%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Mesquite, Texas is 152,164 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 150,108.

Mesquite, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

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Mesquite Population by Race

Mesquite Population Pyramid 2022

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Mesquite Median Age

33


Total

30.5


Male

35.5


Female

Mesquite Adults

There are 101,065 adults, (15,600 of whom are seniors) in Mesquite.

Mesquite Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesquite Sex Ratio

Female

74,298

52.16%

Male

68,131

47.84%

Mesquite Population by Age

Mesquite Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mesquite Household Types

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesquite Households and Families

3.56

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

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Mesquite Households by Type

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Mesquite Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mesquite Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 64.58%.

Mesquite Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,829

Average Earnings

$40,556

Average Male

$32,181

Average Female

Mesquite Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mesquite Language by Age

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Mesquite Language

60.91% of Mesquite residents speak only English, while 39.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.53% of the population.

Mesquite Language

Mesquite Poverty by Race

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12.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.85%

Male Poverty Rate

14.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesquite

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesquite is Hispanic, with 15.29% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.20%.

Mesquite Poverty

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Mesquite Poverty Rate by Education

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Mesquite Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mesquite Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Mesquite Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

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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4,999

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Mesquite Veterans by War

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Mesquite Veterans by Age

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Mesquite Veterans by Race

Mesquite Veterans by Education

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4.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesquite Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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61.14%

Born in Mesquite

80.10%

Native Born

19.90%

Foreign Born

12.87%

Non Citizen

7.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.10% of Mesquite residents were born in the United States, with 61.14% having been born in Texas. 12.87% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Mesquite Population by Year