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    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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Mesquite is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 143,771. Mesquite is in Dallas County. Living in Mesquite offers residents a 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
143,771

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    202
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    169
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    535
    500
  • Theft
    2,522
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    588
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,804
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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I enjoy the peacefulness within Mesquite. The culture is very different depending on where you go, there is Old Mesquite which gives a retro vibe and continues into a more modern version of Mesquite. The schools have amazing programs and the district cares for each program as well. The food places are always busy no matter what day but is honestly worth the wait! The mall isnt the best but it is a very good shopping center just not as fancy as Dallas.
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I am a fairly new resident to Mesquite. I have lived here for a year. It is the perfect size for my family. There are several things to do in our town, no matter how varied your interests may be. There are several parks located within a few miles of our house. Last year we had a craft and antique show at the Treasure Barn Sale. One of my family's favorite things has been the vendors that set up several Saturdays a month. They have home made goodies- edible and giftable, local honey, local fruits and vegetables, crafts and too many other things to name!
This is a very lovely area and also very family oriented with a low crime rate.There are great job opportunities within walking distance.Also near by across the bridge is access to a bus line.My experience with Mesquite, TX took place in the form of a two week business stay in 2014. My first impressions were good and they were further reinforced by friends who live in Mesquite. I 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. I did notice an abundance of "hiring" signs which is definitely a good thing for residents in need of work!