Mesquite, Nevada

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Mesquite, Nevada

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. It has a population of approximately 9,389.

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 Mc Carran International Airport.

Mesquite Higher Education

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

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High Points

Mesquite strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nevada):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mesquite Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Mesquite Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Mesquite, Nevada

Comparing Mesquite to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nevada (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Racial Diversity 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Female Share of the Population 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
People Above Poverty 5 7
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 6 7

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Mesquite Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,389 100%
Male 4,782 50.9%
Female 4,607 49.1%
Under 18 2,401 25.6%
18+ 6,988 74.4%
65+ 1,556 16.6%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 7,539 80.3%
African-American 61 0.6%
Asian 119 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 92 1%
Other 1,367 14.6%
Mixed Race 204 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,324 24.8%

Estimated Mesquite Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,523
Growth 4,134
Growth % 44%

Mesquite Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.8%
English 13.2%
German 11.7%
US/American 11.3%
Irish 5.7%
Norwegian 4.3%
Italian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
European 1.7%
Danish 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Czech 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Canadian 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Polish 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Mesquite Hospitals

(702) 346-8040
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Mesquite

(As of 2005)
Casablanca Hotel & Casino - Lobby
950 W. Mesquite Blvd
Oasis Hotel & Casino
897 W Mesquite Blvd
Virgin River Hotel & Casino
100 Pioneer Blvd
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Mesquite High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 591 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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1. St. George, Utah 86   19.4% 19.3% 22% 15 $41,788 8.6% 7.7% 49,663 11.6% 30.7 11.9% 2.9
2. Warrenton, Oregon 84   26.5% 13.1% 12.7% 21 $42,946 7.4% 7.5% 4,096 14.2% 52.7 2.9% 0.2
3. Richfield, Utah 82   18.8% 14.1% 17.1% 13 $40,284 9% 5.6% 6,847 9.3% 50.4 1.1% 0.9
4. Alamogordo, New Mexico 81.1   25.2% 12.7% 14.6% 20 $35,673 7.6% 24.6% 35,582 16.5% 26.3 1.1% 2.5
5. Eastland, Texas 77.6   26.1% 19.8% 11.4% 15 $34,333 6.9% 8.4% 3,769 17% 43.5 0.9% 1.1
6. Monte Vista, Colorado 77.5   27.1% 14.6% 14.4% 16 $33,780 7.9% 36.9% 4,529 15.1% 40.4 1.1% 2.7
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