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"Rodeo Capital of Texas"
Mesquite is a city in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
The community was named for Mesquite Creek
The latitude of Mesquite is 32.766N. The longitude is -96.598W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 495 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 129,270.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mesquite demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75227 ZIP code.
10% of Mesquite residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $20,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Mesquite residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mesquite, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $592. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,030.
Libraries in Mesquite include Mesquite North Branch Library, Mesquite Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mesquite include Mesquite News
Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mesquite political report.
The average commute time for Mesquite workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 36 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mesquite between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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