Mesquite, Texas

Mesquite: The ninth most populous city in Texas. It is located in Dallas County, Texas. Mesquite is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Mesquite Arts Center and the Mesquite Historical Museum.

About

Mesquite is a city located in the county of Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 139,824 and a population density of 1,139 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 138,916 inhabitants.

The city was created 146 years ago in 1877.

The Mesquite area was first settled by the Van Der Stucken family in the early 1840s. By the late 1800s, small communities had formed around farmland and the Texas & Pacific Railway. Mesquite was officially established in 1887 and saw growth as a rural farming hub for cotton, corn, and cattle.

Rapid suburban expansion came after World War II with affordable housing attracting middle class families. Mesquite benefited from its proximity to Dallas and connection to highways like I-30. This drove huge population and economic growth through the 1970s.

Key Facts About Modern Mesquite

Here are some key details about Mesquite today:

  • Population: Around 139,824 residents as of 2019, making it the 16th largest city in Texas.
  • Economy: Major employers include United Parcel Service, AT&T, Dallas Regional Medical Center and Mesquite Independent School District. The city also has a robust retail and entertainment sector.
  • Neighborhoods: Popular areas include Downtown Mesquite, South Mesquite, the Parks at Windmill Hill and Trickel Creek Estates. There's a mix of suburban neighborhoods, retail corridors, and industrial zones.
  • Parks and Rec: Mesquite has over 1,800 acres of park land featuring playgrounds, sports fields, golf courses, trails, and recreation centers.
  • Attractions: Mesquite is home to Town East Mall, Mesquite Arena, Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, and Rutherford Pool Playground. Annual events include the Mesquite Pro Rodeo and hot air balloon festivals.

With a diverse economy and family-friendly amenities, Mesquite continues to thrive as an attractive Dallas suburb.

Mesquite locator map
Location of Mesquite on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Mesquite

Population : 138,916 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Dallas County
Postal code : 75149, 75150, 75180, 75181, 75185, 75187
Area : 122.8 km2
Altitude : 495 feet / 151 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1878 (146 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:59:11 (14th June 2024)
Density : 1,131 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.65% (2010-2020)
Mesquite tower image
Mesquite tower
Mesquite tower image

Geography

Mesquite is located at 32°46'0"N 96°35'57"W (32.7668000, -96.5991600).

Mesquite map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Mesquite decreased by 0.65% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 139,824 - census
2011 141,520 1.2% estimation process
2012 143,365 1.29% estimation process
2013 143,604 0.17% estimation process
2014 144,508 0.63% estimation process
2015 144,988 0.33% estimation process
2016 144,681 -0.21% estimation process
2017 144,218 -0.32% estimation process
2018 142,520 -1.19% estimation process
2019 140,937 -1.12% estimation process
2020 138,916 -1.45% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,464
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 5,385
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 1.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,743
April 1, 2010 Population : 5,378
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.6%
People over 65 (%) : 27.0%
Female persons, % : 54.5%
White only, percent : 90.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 1.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 10.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 80.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 265
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.6%

Mesquite zip code is 75149. County name: Dallas, County fips: 48113

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $203,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,459
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $493
2015-2019 median gross rent : $957
2015-2019 Households : 2,148
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.54
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 89.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 83.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 9,832
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 14,803
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 889,760
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 279,148
2012 total retail sales per capita : $51,608
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $57,645
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,609
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 651
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 476
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 133
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 34
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 578
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 70
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 492
2010 population per square mile : 2,767.6
2010 land area in square miles : 1.94

People born in Mesquite (30)

People born in Mesquite, including singer-songwriter, and actress Taylor Parks, choreographer Zach Woodlee, football player Ashlan Davis, .

List

  • G. J. Kinne (American football player) he was born in 01/12/1988
  • Nikki Washington (football player and coach) she was born in 01/08/1988
  • Ray Cunningham (American baseball player) he was born in 17/01/1905
  • Taylor Lipsett (American ice sledge hockey player) he was born in 20/01/1987
  • Todd Graham (American football player and coach) he was born in 05/12/1964
  • Turkey Gross (American baseball player) he was born in 21/02/1896
  • Bradlee Baladez (American soccer player) he was born in 08/08/1991
  • Cindy Burkett (Texas businesswoman and politician) she was born in 13/09/1958
  • Alyssa Edwards (American drag queen) he was born in 16/01/1980
  • Kolton Browning (American Football Quarterback) he was born in 17/10/1990
  • Skye Dawson (American football player) he was born in 02/12/1990
  • Taylor Gabriel (American football player) he was born in 17/02/1991
  • Lauren Stephens (American cyclist) she was born in 28/12/1986
  • Trevone Boykin (American football player) he was born in 22/08/1993
  • Craig Wayne Boyd (American Country singer-songwriter) he was born in 31/12/1978
  • Malik Jefferson (American football player) he was born in 15/11/1996
  • Anthony Manning (US association football player) he was born in 04/09/1992
  • JaCorey Shepherd (American-football player (1993-)) he was born in 29/03/1993

Schools in Mesquite

College & universities near Mesquite, TX

Code Name City ZIP
455327 Hands on Therapy Mesquite (TX) 75149
478014 National American University-Mesquite Mesquite (TX) 75150-5628
475750 Carrington College-Mesquite Mesquite (TX) 75150-6509
224271 Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Dallas (TX) 75227-4314
224572 Eastfield College Mesquite (TX) 75150-2099

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Mesquite, TX

Code Name Address Type
MSQ Mesquite, TX 1331 Highway 80 East \r\n1331 Highway 80 East \r\n BUS
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL
CBR Cleburne 206 North Border St. RAIL

Post offices near Mesquite

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mesqu Post Office Mesquite (TX) 75149
Balch Spring Post Office Balch Springs (TX) 75180
North Mesqu Post Office Mesquite (TX) 75150
Parkdal Post Office Dallas (TX) 75227
Pleasant Grov Post Office Dallas (TX) 75217

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Other cities in Dallas County

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Irving 240,916 The third most populous city in Texas.
Grand Prairie 195,272 The ninth most populous city in Texas.
Carrollton 139,892 The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, Texas.
Richardson 121,112 The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, Texas.
Rowlett 68,388 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
DeSoto 52,910 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Farmers Branch 51,373 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Cedar Hill 47,820 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Coppell 40,958 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
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Duncanville 38,189 City in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States
Sachse 25,964 City in Texas, United States
University Park 24,885 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Balch Springs 24,831 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
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Distance to Other Cities

Mesquite distances to largest Texas cities