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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Mesquite is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 144,250. Mesquite is in Dallas County. Living in Mesquite offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mesquite there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Mesquite and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Mesquite are above average.
About Mesquite...
Population
144,250

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,065
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Mesquite Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    209.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    145.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    561
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,492.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    570
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

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I moved to Mesquite to live with my family after having a nervous breakdown. I’d been independent my entire life and at 32 I couldn’t function on my own due to chronic physical pain and my battle with my mental health. Mesquite is the place that offered solace, a park I’d walk to near the house began what would be a workout regimen. I also decided to return to school as I was healing and enrolled in the local mesquite community college (Eastfield). Best decision I ever made! This city has been my home for a few years after living in Dallas my entire life. The hustle & bustle is a bit less, I’m thankful for the change. The streets need work, that’s my only concern!
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Mesquite is a good sized but loving suburb. The people are nice and their are always different job opportunities for people. The schools at Mesquite are some of the best I have seen. The opportunities at the schools and the job offers are amazing. Mesquite is not too small but, certainly not too big. There is nor much traffic when you are driving around which is always a good thing!
My experience with Mesquite has been amazing! For the most part, Mesquite is a very safe community with loving members that distribute to our community. I am involved in community service learning opportunities that help my community grow. In the 17 years I have lived here, safety has never been an issue. Mesquite has plenty of great restaurants, art centers, shopping centers, and outdoor activities.