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Population (year 2000): 124,523. Estimated population in July 2005: 129,902 (+4.3% change)
Males: 59,987 (48.2%), Females: 64,536 (51.8%)

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Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $50,424 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,500 (year 2000)

Mesquite, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Mesquite:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.4%)
  • Hispanic (15.7%)
  • Black (13.3%)
  • Other race (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (12.3%), German (9.6%), Irish (9.0%), English (7.7%), French (2.4%), Italian (2.0%).Texas forum

Land area: 43.4 square miles

Mesquite,

For population 25 years and over in Mesquite

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mesquite city

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

9.2% Foreign born (5.1% Latin America, 3.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +22,344 (+21.9%).

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX (8.8 miles Garland, pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (12.2 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: TX (3.1 miles Sunnyvale, Springs, TX (4.5 miles Balch TX (8.8 miles Garland, TX Rowlett, (9.6 miles TX (9.9 miles Seagoville, TX (10.0 miles Forney, TX (10.1 miles Heath, TX (11.7 miles Hutchins,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 578 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1997: 622 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 1998: 551 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 672 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2000: 686 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2001: 439 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2002: 347 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2003: 421 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2004: 509 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2005: 426 buildings, average cost: $107,600

Latitude: 32.78 N, Longitude: 96.61 W

Mesquite, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (13.2%), Manufacturing (10.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -22,045 (-17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,234 (24.1%)

Crime in Mesquite by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 2 4 9 1 5
    per 100,000 2.4 1.6 3.2 7.2 0.8 4.0
Rapes 3 2 3 5 8 10
    per 100,000 2.4 1.6 2.4 4.0 6.4 8.0
Robberies 99 109 147 135 148 110
    per 100,000 79.5 87.5 118.1 108.4 118.9 88.3
Assaults 336 314 312 298 306 341
    per 100,000 269.8 252.2 250.6 239.3 245.7 273.8
Burglaries 541 594 646 689 855 908
    per 100,000 434.5 477.0 518.8 553.3 686.6 729.2
Thefts 4,560 4,325 4,554 4,528 4,774 4,438
    per 100,000 3662.0 3473.3 3657.2 3636.3 3833.8 3564.0
Auto thefts 610 713 876 816 762 744
    per 100,000 489.9 572.6 703.5 655.3 611.9 597.5
297.3 297.1 328.6 325.8 338.5 329.9

Average climate in Mesquite, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mesquite-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 210% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Mesquite city center killed 3 people and injured 48 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/4/1959, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Adam Hood - College basketball player (Air Force Falcons), Almaad Jackson - College basketball player (Alcorn State Braves), Brandon Nichols - College basketball player (Arkansas LR Trojans), Josh Jacobs - College basketball player (Arkansas LR Trojans), Michael Neal - College basketball player (Oklahoma Sooners).


Hospitals/medical centers in Mesquite:
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF MESQUITE,THE (1011 N GALLOWAY BOX 1008)
  • MESQUITE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (3500 INTERSTATE 30 AT MOTLEY DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mesquite:
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; DALLAS, TX)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL DALLAS (about 8 miles; DALLAS, TX)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL-WHITE ROCK (about 8 miles; DALLAS, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mesquite:
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 17 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: DAL)
  • DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 31 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; ID: DFW)
  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 51 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; ID: AFW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mesquite:
  • MESQUITE METRO (about 8 miles; MESQUITE, TX; ID: HQZ)
  • GARLAND/DFW HELOPLEX (about 9 miles; GARLAND, TX; ID: T57)
  • DALLAS CBD VERTIPORT (about 14 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: 49T)

Amtrak station near Mesquite:
  • 14 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 25 $84,407 $40,515 2 $3,974
Solid Waste Management 58 $161,759 $33,467 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 18 $61,706 $41,137 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 198 $1,117,313 $67,715 0 $0
Police - Other 71 $227,502 $38,451 9 $2,976
Other Government Administration 30 $133,847 $53,538 0 $0
Firefighters 169 $905,004 $64,260 0 $0
Financial Administration 38 $156,001 $49,263 0 $0
Sewerage 47 $126,659 $32,338 0 $0
Local Libraries 22 $70,903 $38,674 26 $26,639
Other and Unallocable 54 $176,161 $39,146 5 $3,146
Fire - Other 16 $85,817 $64,362 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12 $43,479 $43,479 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 63 $178,178 $33,938 36 $21,757
Water Supply 45 $119,917 $31,977 1 $1,760
Streets and Highways 63 $210,244 $40,046 0 $0
Airports 2 $8,411 $50,466 5 $6,221
Welfare 9 $26,597 $35,462 6 $6,976
Totals for Government 940 $3,893,903 $49,709 90 $73,449
Colleges/Universities in Mesquite:
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,457; Location: 3737 MOTLEY DR; Public; Website: www.dcccd.edu)
  • METROPLEX BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 25; Location: 519 N GALLOWAY; Private, for-profit)
  • ALADDIN BEAUTY COLLEGE 26 (Location: 3330 N GALLOWAY AVE STE 160; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Mesquite:
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,231)
  • RICHLAND COLLEGE (about 13 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 7,352)
  • EL CENTRO COLLEGE (about 14 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (about 16 miles; RICHARDSON, TX; FT enrollment: 7,695)
  • BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE (about 19 miles; FARMERS BRANCH, TX; FT enrollment: 4,711)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
Public high schools in Mesquite:
  • NORTH MESQUITE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,486; Location: 18201 LBJ FWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MESQUITE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,418; Location: 300 E DAVIS ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HORN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,941; Location: 3300 E CARTWRIGHT RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST MESQUITE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,665; Location: 2500 MEMORIAL BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • POTEET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,627; Location: 3300 POTEET DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Mesquite:
  • DALLAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 886; Location: 1515 REPUBLIC PKWY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MESQUITE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 2214 FRANKLIN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CALVARY TEMPLE ASSEMBLY CHRIST (Students: 47; Location: PO BOX 852238; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Mesquite:
  • AGNEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,085; Location: 729 WILKINSON DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,083; Location: 2675 CARTWRIGHT RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MCDONALD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 987; Location: 2930 N TOWN E BLVD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • THOMPSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 907; Location: 2525 HELEN LN; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WILKINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 841; Location: 2100 CREST PARK DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HANBY ELEMENTARY (Students: 816; Location: 912 CASCADE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SMITH ELEMENTARY (Students: 799; Location: 2300 MESQUITE VLY RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • KIMBROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 789; Location: 3900 N GALLOWAY AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FLOYD ELEMENTARY (Students: 767; Location: 3025 HICKORY TREE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SHAW ELEMENTARY (Students: 764; Location: 707 PURPLE SAGE TRL; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Mesquite:
  • LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE KIN (Students: 192; Location: 412 S BRYAN-BELTLINE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST. MARKS UNITED METHODIST (Students: 85; Location: 3117 MOTLEY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 1)
Library in Mesquite:
  • MESQUITE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,813,478; Location: 300 W GRUBB DR; 154,518 books; 2,723 audio materials; 3,851 video materials; 341 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Mesquite: Town East Centre (A), Mesquite Sewage Disposal (B), Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame Museum (C).

Shopping Center: Bigtown Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Mesquite include: Pentecostal Church of God Christian Assembly (A), Central Assembly of God Church (B), Prairie Creek Bible Baptist Church (C), Chapel of Praise Dallas Church (D), Emmanuel Pentecostal Church (E), Church of Christ - Meadow View (F), Fairhaven Baptist Church (G), Baptista Mission Peregrino Church (H).

Cemeteries: Lumley Cemetery (1), Frost Cemetery (2), Potter Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Lucas Lake (A), Tosch Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Mesquite Creek (A), Long Branch (B).

Parks in Mesquite include: McWhorter Park (1), Travis Williams Softball Complex (2), Motley Park (3), Town East Park (4), Tosch Park (5), Seabourn Park (6), Tisinger Park (7), Baker Park (8), Mesquite Memorial Stadium (9).


Mesquite compared to Texas state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Mesquite:
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGGR (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVA (1600 AM; 5 kW; COCKRELL HILL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHCK (1480 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KMRT-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Mesquite:
  • KEOM (88.5 FM; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: MESQUITE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Mesquite:
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • K25FW (Channel 25; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)

 

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