Whether you call it home or simply a great place to visit, Mesquite offers Real Texas Flavor for all. This community of more than 145,000, dubbed the Rodeo Capital of Texas by the State Legislature, lies just 15 minutes east of downtown Dallas.
But don’t think it’s simply all about horses and cowboys. Witness world-class performances by the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and while you’re at the Mesquite Arts Center, take in the exhibits featuring talented artists from the area. Shop to your heart’s content at Town East Mall, and travel back in time to Mesquite’s early days at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mesquite By the Numbers
|Median Household Income||62,269|
|American Indian Alone||399||0.3%|
|Some Other Race Alone||132||0.1%|
|Two or More Races||3,526||2.5%|
|Hispanic Origin (any race)||60,615||42.6%|
|Less Than 9th Grade||7.9%|
|9th-12th Grade - No Diploma||11.8%|
|High School Graduate||25.2%|
|GED/ Alternative Credential||5.1%|
|Some College - No Degree||25.2%|
|Graduate/ Professional Degree||0.6%|