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Mesquite is a city in Clark County, in the Las Vegas metro area.
The community was named for the plant growing here in profusion.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nevada named Mesquite. For links to other places called Mesquite, NV, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mesquite is 36.805N. The longitude is -114.066W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,601 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,780.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mesquite demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clark County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Las Vegas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89027 ZIP code.
14% of Mesquite residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mesquite ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mesquite was $20,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Mesquite residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mesquite, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $583. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.
Libraries in Mesquite include Mesquite Library ... View libraries
Clark County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mesquite political report.
The average commute time for Mesquite workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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