Mesquite, TX

145,124 Population
47.2 square miles 3,055 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Population Density
3,055
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.6%
was 47.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.4%
was 16.5%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
27.2%
was 28.5%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.2%
was 8.0%
Ranked 17th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 4.3
Ranked 12th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
16.1%
was 14.2%
Ranked 28th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$47,518
was $46,423
Ranked 37th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.4
40.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.8
was 4.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
331.8
was 278.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,067.5
was 4,387.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
52,141
was 51,362
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Median Rent
$904
was $965
Ranked 29th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
233
was 35
 
Occupied Housing Units
48,835
was 47,649
 
Homeownership Rate
59.4%
was 56.2%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
24
was 33
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,103.9
was 1,087.5
Ranked 16th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.3%
was 15.1%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
209
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.5
was 0.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.6
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
82.7%
was 85.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
68.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.0%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
79.1%
was 81.7%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
17.3%
was 19.2%
Ranked 49th Highest in TX

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