Mesquite, Texas 2024

mesquite,TexasMesquite is a suburban city located in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 136,321. Mesquite is positioned at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Interstate 635, putting it in a prime location for people who work in nearby Dallas or prefer a slower pace of life. It is known for its affordable cost of living, outdoor recreational opportunities, family-friendly environment, and small-town charm.

Mesquite has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters, with low humidity. The city supports the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite ProRodeo, Mesquite Golf Club, and numerous other attractions. There are several historic Mesquite, Texas, landmarks, including the Mesquite Historical Museum, the Mesquite Train Depot, and the Florence Ranch Homestead. Healthcare facilities in Mesquite include UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities, Dallas Regional Medical Center, Methodist Mesquite Hospital, and UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird. The population comprises 42, 336 males and 41, 785 females. The population density in Mesquite is 2,412.4/square mile, whereas the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, urbanized area population is 728, 017.

Notable people from Mesquite, Texas, include Clint Black-American country music singer-songwriter, Kevin Griffin-guitarist, Ian Kinsler-professional baseball player, Ray Wylie Hubbard-American singer-songwriter, and Devon Allman-American guitarist, songwriter, and singer.

In 1840, a community called Mesquite was founded about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of the current location. In 1844, the town was ambushed by Karankawa Indians, who killed and scalped one of its leaders. The town was abandoned, and its inhabitants relocated to the current location. Mesquite was formally founded in 1841. In 1853, the town's first church, Mesquite Methodist Church, was constructed, and it is still in operation today. Mesquite was officially incorporated on March 24, 1854, and it opened its post office in 1856. When the first railroad was built in 1873, the town experienced significant development. In 1887, Mesquite was designated as the seat of Dallas County. The city has been expanding steadily ever since.

The Mesquite city government is governed by a mayor and a city council composed of six members. Bruce Archer has been the mayor of Mesquite since 2014. Mesquite is home to Mesquite Independent School District and is home to some excellent colleges, including North Lake College and Collin College. Mesquite has a thriving economy and a diverse population of 138, 247 people. Mesquite is regarded as one of the best Dallas suburbs for families. Mesquite continues to attract visitors and businesses with its excellent performance arts and cowboy culture, tourist attractions like the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite BBQ, Mesquite ProRodeo, Mesquite Golf Club, family recreation, community events, and friendly residents.