Source: Dallas Morning News
In 2020, Mesquite made headlines for its housing affordability and quality of life. It also ranked among the country’s fastest-growing cities.
Below are some of the city’s rankings from 2020.
No. 4 for homeownership among people 35 and younger: Only 36.4% of Americans younger than 35 own their own homes, compared to 65.1% of all age groups, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In Mesquite, however, homeownership among young people has increased nearly 10% since 2009, to 45.5%, according to a study by personal finance website SmartAsset.
No. 24 among the best 25 places to live in the state: Mesquite was placed among the best 25 places to live in the state based on their quality of life, affordability, growth, food and parks in a study by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity.
No. 48 among most liveable mid-sized cities in the U.S.: SmartAsset’s study looked for median home value change, median monthly housing costs, percentage of residents below the poverty line, and other metrics. Mesquite has one of the lowest median monthly housing costs on the list at $1,113.
No. 160 among the top places in the U.S. to buy a house: A study from personal finance website WalletHub found that Mesquite was among the top 100 cities to buy a home in the country. Cities were evaluated using criteria including vacancy rate, the share of young homes and building permit activity.
No. 214 for fastest-growing cities in the U.S.: A study from WalletHub reported that Mesquite was among the top cities for economic growth in the country. The study’s data ranged from population growth to the decrease in unemployment rates.
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