Mesquite, TX

143,763 Population
47.2 square miles 3,043.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Population Density
3,043.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.8%
was 47.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.9%
was 16.5%
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
29.2%
was 28.5%
Ranked 13th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
9.8%
was 8.0%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 4.3
Ranked 12th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
15.5%
was 14.2%
Ranked 30th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$50,804
was $46,423
Ranked 29th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.6
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
48,810
was 51,362
Ranked 28th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$1,083
was $965
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
233
was 35
 
Occupied Housing Units
46,121
was 47,649
 
Homeownership Rate
57.0%
was 56.2%
Ranked 32nd Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
24
was 33
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,033.5
was 1,087.5
Ranked 17th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.9%
was 15.1%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
209
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.1
was 3.0
Ranked 12th 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
93.5%
was 85.5%
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
74.2%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
94.7%
was 99.6%
Ranked 43rd Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.0%
was 81.7%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.2%
was 19.2%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX

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