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Population: 139,950 | Area: 43.4 sq mi
Mesquite Championship Rodeo is the city's biggest draw for visitors. Photo By Melisa Oporto

Mayor John Monaco's pitch "Mesquite’s accomplishments, big and small, have always been driven by the people who call it home. The passion Mesquite’s residents share for its betterment and ultimate success are why Mesquite can boast of generations of Texas legacy. The City’s progressive vision is one that is cultivated by its civic and community leaders and by its everyday citizens. I am truly proud of the quality of Mesquite’s business, education, and entertainment options, as well as the quality of life the citizens enjoy. This faith-based community is full of many different denominations and houses of worship ... Mesquite's unique offering of parks and schools within walking distance of almost every home and business make it ideal for families who value its small-town feel and great outdoor amenities."


  • Median Age: 32.3
  • Population Growth: 2.7 %
  • Population Density: 3224.7 ppl/sq mile


  • School District: Mesquite ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 78%
  • Average SAT Score: 958


  • Violent Crime Rate: 3.447 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 46.6 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $82,149