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City of Mesquite

  •   State: 
    Clark County
      County FIPS: 
    36°48′9″N 114°4′56″W
      Area total: 
    32.23 sq mi (83.47 km²)
      Area land: 
    31.76 sq mi (82.27 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.47 sq mi (1.20 km²)
    1,601 ft (488 m)
    1880; Settled 1880; Incorporated 1984
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    644.47 residents per square mile of area (248.84/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Mesquite was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1880, who called it Mesquite Flat. The community was named for the mesquite timber near the original town site. The Peppermill Mesquite casino, which opened in the 1970s, drove Mesquite's diversified economy. By 2006, Mesquite was one of the fastest-growing small towns in the United States, though the late-2000s recession led to the closure of the Oasis (formerly the Peppermill) casino. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 20,471. The city is located in the Virgin River valley adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. It is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.Interstate 15 passes through the city, leading southwest 80 miles (130km) to downtown Las Vegas and northeast 39 miles (63 km) to St. George, Utah. There are four public schools in the valley, a public library, and a post office. Mesquite is a part of Clark County, Nevada, and is located near the Arizona state line. The U.S. Census Bureau says the city has a total area of 32.4 square miles (83.8 km²), of which 31.9 square miles. (82.6 km²) is land and 0.46square miles (1.2km²), or 1.40%, is water. The eastern border of the city is the ArizonaState line.


Mesquite was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1880, who called it Mesquite Flat. The community was named for the mesquite timber near the original town site. The Peppermill Mesquite casino, which opened in the 1970s, drove Mesquite's diversified economy. The city incorporated in 1984 and established a master development plan during the early 1990s. In the mid-1990s, more casinos opened. By 2006, Mesquite was one of the fastest-growing small towns in the United States, though the late-2000s recession led to the closure of the Oasis (formerly the Peppermill) casino. It is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Nevada. Mesquite is home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Strip. It was named after a mesquite tree, which was found near the town site in the 1800s. It has a population of about 3,000. The population of Bunkerville, Nevada, is about 2,000, and it is the second-largest city in the state, after Las Vegas. Its population was 3,200 in 2010, and is expected to grow to 4,000 by the end of the year. The town's population peaked in the 1950s and 1960s, when it had about 4,500 residents. It had its origins in farming, but is now home to a variety of businesses, including a casino, a bank, a hotel, and a bank.


Mesquite occupies the northeast corner of Clark County. The eastern border of the city is the Arizona state line. The city lies adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern Mojave Desert near the southern mouth of the Virgin River Gorge.Interstate 15 passes through the city, leading southwest 80 miles (130 km) to downtown Las Vegas and northeast 39 miles (63km) to St. George, Utah. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Mesquite has a total area of 32.4 square miles (83.8 km²) of which 31.9 square miles is land and 0.46 square miles, or 1.40%, is water. It is located in the Virgin river valley, occupying the northern side of the river. It has a population of 2,788. The town is located on the eastern edge of the Mojave desert. It lies in the eastern part of the Clark County portion of the Nevada desert, near the Arizona and Utah state lines. It was founded in the early 1800s as a mining town, and became a resort town in the mid-19th century. It became a city in the 1930s, when it was annexed by Clark County, and later became a suburb of Las Vegas in the 1950s. It also has a post office, which closed in the 1970s and 1980s. Mesquite is located near the junction of I-15 and Nevada State Route 170, which leads south from the center of town into Bunkerville.


As of the census of 2010, there were 15,276 people, 8,911 houses, 6,378 Houses occupied, and 4,444 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 80.30% White, 1.27% Asian, 0.98% Native American, 0.65% African American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 14.56% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. There were 3,498 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there are 103.8 males. The city's median income was $40,392, and the median income for a family was $42,941. The per capita income for the city is $20,191. About 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of people age 65 or over. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city has a population of 15,000. It is located in the eastern part of the state of New Mexico.


The city of Mesquite is a part of the Clark County School District. There are four public schools in the valley. Mesquite has a public library, a branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. The city is home to the Mesquite High School, a junior high school, and a high school. The school district also has a middle school and high school in the city. The Mesquite Public Library is located in the center of the city, near the intersection of Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard. It has a branch in Las Vegas, which is a suburb of Las Vegas. It is also home to a public school, which was founded in the 1950s. The district has four high schools and one middle school. It also has an elementary school and one junior high. The library is in Mesquite, which has a library branch in the middle of the town, near I-15 and I-9. It's also located near Las Vegas International Airport, which connects to Las Vegas by a highway. The town has a post office, which serves Mesquite and the surrounding area. It was established in the early 20th century and is part of Clark County. It opened its first public library in the 1940s. It closed in the 1970s. In the 1980s, it opened a second library. It now has a third branch. The public library is located near the Las Las Vegas airport, which also serves Las Vegas and the nearby town of Sin City. There is a public park in the town.


Located within the Mojave Desert, Mesquite experiences a desert climate with a large degree of diurnal temperature variation. The annual temperature cycle is asymmetric, with a seasonal lag of roughly 1 month in summer, and a seasonal lead in winter. The hottest time of the year on average is July 21, with an average high of 106 and low of 72. Conversely, the normal high temp drops to the lowest value of the the year, 57 degrees, andLow of 28 on December 16, approximately 6 days before the winter solstice. This seasonal lag in summer and seasonal lead can be found in other climate stations in the same region. Unlike Las Vegas, Mesquite lacks an urban heat island. This makes low temperatures noticeably more comfortable in the summer, but means Winter nights are colder. The average high temp is 106 degrees, while the average low temp is 72 degrees, on July 21. This means the average summer high is 106, and the average winter low is 72, on June 21. The summer high temp hits 106 degrees on June 20, and falls to 72 degrees on July 22. The winter low temp hits 28 degrees on Dec. 16, about 6 days prior to the wintersolstice. It is typically about 3 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than Las Vegas. This is due to the fact that Las Vegas has a heat island, while Mesquite has no such island. Mesquite is roughly 500 ft lower than Las Las Vegas, and is typically 3 degrees hotter than Vegas. It also has an average summer low of 106 degrees and a summer high of 72 degrees.


Mesquite is home to several casinos, including the Virgin River Casino, CasaBlanca, Eureka, and Stateline Casino and Motel. The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum has exhibits about area pioneers and local history. Mesquite is a stopping point for those traveling along I-15 between Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. It previously hosted the annual RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship until 2015. It is also a destination for year-round golf, with over nine public courses in the warm desert climate, it draws golfers from all over. It also provides facilities for general aviation and skydiving. The city also includes Rising Star Sports Ranch, a non-gaming hotel and sports facility. It was built in 1940, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It has a population of 2,000, making it one of the smallest cities in the United States to have a population over 1,000 in the past 50 years. The population of Mesquite has grown from 1,500 in the 1950s to 2,100 in the 1990s, and it is now home to more than 3,000 people. It had a population growth rate of 1.7% in the 2000s, with the majority of people living in the area between the ages of 20 and 30. It now has a GDP of $1.2 billion. It currently has a unemployment rate of 0.7%. The city is located in the eastern part of the U.S.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada = 34.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 70. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 89. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Mesquite = 5.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 20,471 individuals with a median age of 38.2 age the population grows by 76.63% in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 644.47 residents per square mile of area (248.84/km²). There are average 2.61 people per household in the 6,326 households with an average household income of $53,186 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.00% of the available work force and has dropped -5.90% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 15.20%. The number of physicians in Mesquite per 100,000 population = 168.4.


The annual rainfall in Mesquite = 5.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 34. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 294. 109 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 60, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada which are owned by the occupant = 46.97%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 8 years with median home cost = $151,770 and home appreciation of -23.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.44 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,259 per student. There are 20.9 students for each teacher in the school, 1084 students for each Librarian and 523 students for each Counselor. 5.83% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.09% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.10% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Mesquite's population in Clark County, Nevada of 1,686 residents in 1900 has increased 12,14-fold to 20,471 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.04% female residents and 50.96% male residents live in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada.

    As of 2020 in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada are married and the remaining 31.90% are single population.

  • 13.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Mesquite require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    61.33% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 22.24% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.87% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.01% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada, 46.97% are owner-occupied homes, another 24.82% are rented apartments, and the remaining 28.22% are vacant.

  • The 34.14% of the population in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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