Mesquite, TX

MESQUITE, TEXAS: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.12.21)

 

AGE IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years9,5686.8%
25 to 29 years8,2705.9%
30 to 34 years8,2595.9%
35 to 39 years7,6245.4%
40 to 44 years12,9069.2%
45 to 49 years8,5696.1%
50 to 54 years9,5926.8%
55 to 59 years10,5507.5%
60 to 64 years5,3493.8%
65 to 69 years7,0705.0%
70 to 74 years4,8853.5%
75 to 79 years3,7302.6%
80 to 84 years2,1891.6%
85+ years3,9352.8%

The median age in Mesquite is 39.2 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White91,59563.5%
Black or African American37,48926.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1160.8%
Asian4,2312.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.1%
Other4,8013.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade6,9908.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma10,23811.8%
High school graduate (includes GED)25,79329.6%
Some college, no degree21,36324.5%
Associate’s degree6,9628.0%
Bachelor’s degree10,75312.4%
Graduate or professional degree4,9375.7%
High school graduate or higher69,80880.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher15,69018.0%
Less than Bachelor’s degree71,34682.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0004.8%
$10,000 to $14,9994.2%
$15,000 to $24,9998.3%
$25,000 to $34,99910.7%
$35,000 to $49,99915.9%
$50,000 to $74,99922.8%
$75,000 to $99,99912.4%
$100,000 to $149,99914.1%
$150,000 to $199,9994.9%
$200,000 or more1.8%

Median household income: $56,074

Mean household income: $67,565

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$25,995
High school graduate (includes GED)$30,445
Some college or Associate’s degree$38,562
Bachelor’s degree$50,963
Graduate or professional degree$56,837

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 105,042 NA
Never married36,27334.5%
Now married (except separated)48,50646.2%
Separated1,9611.9%
Widowed4,4254.2%
Divorced13,87713.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line9,9957.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Owner-occupied housing units26,732
Renter-occupied housing units19,771
Single-family detached units34,902
Homeownership rate57.5%
Vacancy rate6.7%
Renters rate42.5%
Average housing value$137,625
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$923
Average rent$928

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Average income$67,565
Average household size3.09
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force68.7%
Percent disabled11.4%
Percent with health coverage79.2%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)31.9
Percent workers using public transportation0.6%
Percent veterans6.0%
Percent foreign born19.3%
Percent speaking Spanish at home13.2%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Total consumer expenditures per household$61,516.31
Alcoholic beverages$472.58
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$285.78
Beer consumed away from home$80.76
Wine consumed away from home$39.02
Apparel & services$1,820.38
Men’s apparel$347.73
Women’s apparel$591.54
Children’s apparel$297.21
Boys’ apparel$99.04
Girls’ apparel$111.87
Footwear$415.87
Dining out (food away from home)$3,128.10
Dining out – Breakfast$320.30
Dining out – Lunch$989.08
Dining out – Dinner$1,438.81
Education$1,216.61
Entertainment / recreation$2,628.33
Club membership fees$184.63
Dating services$0.63
Pet food$204.95
Pet services$54.76
Food consumed at home$4,317.79
Bakery products consumed at home$564.13
Dairy products consumed at home$436.87
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$847.01
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$962.00
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$422.18
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,507.78
Health care$4,757.14
Medical services$897.73
Nonprescription drugs$117.40
Household Services$1,682.10
Care for the elderly and handicapped$50.80
Lawn and garden services$355.14
Housekeeping services$145.64
PC repair$5.57
Housing$19,311.84
Home improvements$2,107.43
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,071.63
Phone services$1,491.30
Water$639.70
Life and other insurance$342.42
Pensions and social security$6,646.82
Personal care products and services$753.19
Hair care products$90.67
Personal care products$320.13
Local transportation$7,220.91
Gasoline$1,920.13
Vehicle maintenance and repair$954.18
Travel$1,782.67
Airline fares$438.52
Auto / truck rental on trips$21.26
Lodging on trips$476.72
Food and drink on trips$432.51
Entertainment on trips$153.09

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN STARR COUNTY (home to MESQUITE, TEXAS)

% with any debt in collections53%
Average debt in collections$1,700
% with medical debt in collections21%
Average medical debt in collections$685
% with student loan debt10%
Average student loan debt$8,888
% with auto debt29%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

YearPopulationPercent
January 20193,1114.1%
February 20192,7793.7%
March 20192,6303.5%
April 20192,3233.1%
May 20192,4673.3%
June 20192,8383.7%
July 20192,8513.7%
August 20192,8383.7%
September 20192,6003.4%
October 20192,5713.3%
November 20192,6383.4%
December 20192,5393.3%
January 20202,8203.7%
February 20202,6493.4%
March 20203,7174.9%
April 20209,35813.1%
May 20209,42912.8%
June 20206,5038.6%
July 20206,1978.1%
August 20205,4186.9%
September 20206,2308.0%
October 20205,1336.6%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)