Mesquite, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of 143,771 people. In Mesquite, there are 3,047 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (66% White). Given that fact, Mesquite could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Mesquite are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 31% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Mesquite residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.
Living in Mesquite can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Mesquite, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.
Mesquite has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #506 in Texas and #2,571 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Mesquite could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Mesquite ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the grades for each individual category, Mesquite has received high marks for amenities (A-), cost of living (B-), weather (B-), education (A-) and housing (A-). Unfortunately for Mesquite, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F) and employment (D).
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Mesquite, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
The average school test scores in Mesquite are 72%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.
Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Mesquite can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.
There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Mesquite is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Mesquite come in at $112,400, which is 21.2% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mesquite, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Mesquite area were 12.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12%.
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