Mesquite, Nevada

Mesquite, Nevada
Entering Mesquite from the south

Mesquite is located on the I-15 right at the Arizona-Nevada State Line in the Virgin River Valley.

Mesquite Flats was settled by Mormon pioneers. It took them 3 tries to get it right: their settlements kept getting flooded by the Virgin River. Later on they shortened the name to Mesquite. Like nearby Bunkerville, Mesquite was basically a farming area for many years. The Peppermill Resort & Casino opened in the 1970's and that was the first step in diversifying Mesquite's economy. Other casino resorts started to open in the mid 1990's, marketing Mesquite as a getaway from Las Vegas with a more laid-back scene. With the booming growth of Las Vegas and nearby St. George, Utah, Mesquite is growing from the "spill-over" effect.

Mesquite, Nevada
Mesquite City Hall
Fast Facts about Mesquite, Nevada
Mesquite, Clark County, NV 89024, 89027
Incorporated: May 1984
Elevation: 1,601'
Latitude: 36.8026°N
Longitude: 114.0822°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 71.5%
Hispanic: 24.8%
African-American: 0.6%
Native American: 1.6%
Other: 14.6%
Two or More Races: 2.2%
High School or Higher: 77.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 5.3%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 17,209
Males: 8,764
Females: 8,445
Median Resident Age: 39.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $51,328
Estimated Median Home Value: $261,310
Population Density: 1,124 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Mesquite: 91.5
Major Industries:
Entertainment & Recreation, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Educational Services, Waste Management Services, Professional Services, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Health Care, Social Services
Unemployed: 6.6% logo
Photos of Mesquite entry sign and Mesquite City Hall courtesy of Stan Shebs, CCA ShareAlike 3.0 License.
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