Mesquite demographics profile

StatisticMesquiteTexasNational
Population143,77126,956,435318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,0479791
Median age32.334.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%48%43%
Speak English64%65%79%
Speak Spanish31%30%13%
Mesquite, TX has a population of 143,771 and is the 187th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,047 per sq mi which is 3043% higher than the Texas average and 3263% higher than the national average. The median age in Mesquite is 32 which is approximately 6% lower than the Texas average of 34. In Mesquite, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 64% speak English and 31% speak Spanish. 62% of Mesquite residents were born in Texas, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 18% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Mesquite is 3043% higher than Texas.
  • The median age in Mesquite is 6% lower than Texas.
  • In Mesquite 65.67% of the population is White.
  • In Mesquite 24.61% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Mesquite 2.89% of the population is Asian.

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Mesquite population breakdown by race

RaceMesquiteTexasNational
White65.67%74.84%73.35%
Black or African American24.61%11.95%12.63%
Asian2.89%4.36%5.22%
American Indian0.73%0.48%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.64%2.50%3.06%
Other race3.40%5.79%4.75%
In Mesquite, 38.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Mesquite, TX demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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