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Overview

Introduction to Mesquite, Nevada

Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark county, is 72 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center) and 73 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Mesquite History

Mesquite, which was formerly known as Mesquite Flat, was originally settled by the early Mormon pioneers. The name was later shortened to "Mesquite." It was officially incorporated in May of 1984. Though the economy was originally based on farming, the opening of the Peppermill casino drove diversification of the local economy. Other casinos opened in the mid -1990s. Mesquite is home to an increasing retiree population, and several golf courses and casino resorts.

Mesquite and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Desert Valley Museum
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Mesquite Fine Arts Center
  • Mesquite Motocross

Things To Do In Mesquite

Golfers may enjoy a game at Falcon Ridge Golf Club, Palms Golf Club, Golf Mesquite Nevada, or Wolf Creek Golf Club. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Valley of Fire State Park, Quail Creek State Park, and Beaver Dam State Park offer opportunities for hiking, picnicking. biking, boating, and swimming. Outdoor recreational opportunities are also available at Oasis Gun Club and Mesquite Motocross. Virgin Valley Museum and Mesquite Fine Arts Center are popular local attractions. Local festivals include Mesquite Chili & Arts Festival, and Mesquite Days.

Mesquite Transportation

Air transportation is available at McCarran International Airport.

Mesquite Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Dixie State College of Utah, Mohave Community College, and Community College of Southern Nevada.

People

Total Population 16,533
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 32.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,368
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $25,555
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,973
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,815

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,175
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $185,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 16%
Irish 9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mesquite Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Clark
Metro Area Las Vegas
Standard Zip Codes 89027
P.O. Box Zip Codes 89024
Phone Area Codes 702
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.805
Longitude -114.066

Mesquite Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BUNKERVILLE
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 58 F
Apr Temp 47 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 104 F
Oct Temp 48 to 82 F
Annual Precip 5.5 inches
Station BEAVER DAM
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 58 F
Apr Temp 48 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 105 F
Oct Temp 53 to 84 F
Annual Precip 7.5 inches
Station LYTLE RANCH
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 56 F
Apr Temp 41 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 100 F
Oct Temp 42 to 79 F
Annual Precip 9.3 inches

Mesquite Hospitals

MESA VIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1299 BERTHA HOWE AVENUE
(702) 346-8040
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mesquite High Schools

VIRGIN VALLEY HS
820 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE
702-346-5761
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 591 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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