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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.


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Median household income
Local
$50,424
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mesquite demographic reports
Established in 1872 as a stop on the T&P Railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 463. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Mesquite attractions: Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Samuell Farm
Historic sites and museums: Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 77

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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.

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18% 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 $592.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,030.


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Libraries in Mesquite include Mesquite North Branch Library, Mesquite Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mesquite include Mesquite News

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mesquite political report.

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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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