Population: 143,771Median home value: $112,400Find homes for sale 78 Ranks better than 91% of areas

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A- Mesquite Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Mesquite Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Texas
937% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mesquite cost of living
F Mesquite Crime Total crime is 36% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,07248% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2548% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Mesquite crime
D Mesquite Employment Household income is 7% lower than Texas
Median household income
$50,8048% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,83727% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% higher than the US average
Mesquite employment
A- Mesquite Housing Home value is 21% lower than Texas
Median home value
$112,40039% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9773% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
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A- Mesquite Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
72%46% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Mesquite K-12 schools or Mesquite colleges

Living in Mesquite, TX

Mesquite is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 143,771 inhabitants. Mesquite has a population density of 3,047 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 66%, the majority of the Mesquite population is White; this is followed by 25% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Mesquite are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 31% of the population also speak Spanish. Mesquite could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 32 years old is below the nation’s average.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Mesquite is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Texas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Mesquite and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Mesquite, TX receives 78/100 for it’s livability score; this results in a ranking of #506 in Texas and #2,571 in the USA. This is a fantastic score, as Mesquite ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Mesquite also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Mesquite ranks well for amenities (A-), cost of living (B-), weather (B-), education (A-) and housing (A-). There are some categories that Mesquite ranks poorly for, including: crime (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Mesquite. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Mesquite are affordable. The median home price for Mesquite homes is $112,400, which is 21.2% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Mesquite, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Texas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Mesquite were 12.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12%.

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Compare Mesquite, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mesquite, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oakridge, Garland8413.13,126
Coomer Creek, Garland8412.86,363
Brentwood Place, Garland8313.7334
Buckingham North, Garland8112.3669
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
The Enclave, Garland8113.1170
Northeast Garland, Garland8112.31,479
Dalcastle And Linda Heights, Garland807.8797
Meadowood, Garland8013.2488

Best Cities Near Mesquite, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9424.594,710
Frisco, TX9330.3145,646
Keller, TX9238.744,250
Coppell, TX9127.140,631
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Plano, TX9118.9279,088
McKinney, TX9130.4156,821
Rockwall, TX9013.941,672
Richardson, TX9015.2108,350
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I have been in many towns in the USA. And Mesquite has a terrible problem with the state of the roads. It will appear that the city government of Mesquite does not care enough about road conditions.
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Mesquite, TX - The best city in Texas

My experience with Mesquite, TX took place in the form of a two week business stay in early 2009. My first impressions were good and they were further reinforced by friends who live in Mesquite.

I never expected too much going to the city of Mesquite, TX since I have always found cities in Texas to be very bland and almost desert like. My judgmental opinion may have got the best of me since Mesquite is truly a wonderful little city. I was greeted by friendly individuals, nice clean streets lined with green grass and more than enough options for restaurants, bars & shopping.

Friends who live in Mesquite have commented on the excellent school systems and strong community. I can't comment on the schools but the community appears to be very clean and friendly. There are plenty of shopping in Mesquite from a large mall down to novelty shops.

There are plenty of good dining opportunities from larger chains to small and delicious local restaurants. The nightlife was rather bland with mostly small, local bars. I heard talk of some bigger clubs but never came across a single one in Mesquite. I did notice an abundance of "hiring" signs which is definitely a good thing for residents in need of work!
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Source: The Mesquite, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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