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Mesquite, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Mesquite had a population of 18,738 as of July 1, 2017. Mesquite ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mesquite is located at latitude 36.8236 and longitude -114.1275 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mesquite (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,601 feet.

The City of Mesquite (GNIS ID: 2411089) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mesquite is located within Clark Division of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mesquite population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mesquite, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,738
Population in Households 18,651
Population in Familes 15,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density1 523
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 7,764
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,059 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,705 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,072 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $233,026
Average Home Value $273,280


Median Household Income $44,701
Average Household Income $61,986
Per Capita Income $26,695
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.86% 2.61%
Households 2.75% 2.52%
Families 2.73% 2.52%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mesquite, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesquite to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 87th
Population Density1 # 34 75th
Diversity Index2 # 47 65th
Median Household Income # 83 37th
Per Capita Income # 59 56th

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