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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 Age34
Median Household Income60,715

White Alone38,07525.6%
Black Alone34,92023.5%
American Indian Alone4230.3%
Asian Alone4,2962.9%
Some Other Race Alone2490.2%
Two or More Races4,4203.0%
Hispanic Origin (any race)66,38944.6%

Less Than 9th Grade8.3%
9th-12th Grade - No Diploma11.8%
High School Graduate25.3%
GED/ Alternative Credential4.9%
Some College - No Degree25.3%
Associate Degree7.7%
Bachelor's Degree12.0%
Graduate/ Professional Degree0.4%