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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,953
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens35.7%
Employed Population 16+5,198
Age of the Population56

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19%
Median Earnings25+$25,022
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,374
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,413

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,384
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$805
Median House Value$193,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.4%
German20.3%
English16.1%
Irish9.3%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque3.5%
Scottish3.2%
Danishn2.7%
Swedish2.6%
Norwegian2.4%
Polish2.1%
Welsh1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Swiss1%
Canadian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Russian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Arab0.5%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Mesquite Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes89027, 89034
P.O. Box Zip Codes89024
Phone Area Codes702, 775
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.77
Approximate Longitude-113.99

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)

StationBUNKERVILLE
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 58 F
Apr Temp47 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 104 F
Oct Temp48 to 82 F
Annual Precip5.5 inches
StationBEAVER DAM
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 58 F
Apr Temp48 to 80 F
Jul Temp74 to 105 F
Oct Temp53 to 84 F
Annual Precip7.5 inches
StationLYTLE RANCH
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp29 to 56 F
Apr Temp41 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 100 F
Oct Temp42 to 79 F
Annual Precip9.3 inches

Mesquite Hospitals

Mesa View Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
1299 Bertha Howe Avenue
(702) 346-8040

Mesquite Public Schools

Charles Arthur Hughes Middle School
550 Hafen Ln.
ZIP: 89027
(702) 346-3250
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Virgin Valley Elementary School
200 Woodbury Ln.
ZIP: 89027
(702) 346-5761
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Virgin Valley High School
820 Valley View Dr.
ZIP: 89027
(702) 346-2780
High
Total Enrollment 707
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