Mesquite Statistics
Community Overview:
 
Mesquite, Nevada, was founded
in 1894 and incorporated on
May 24, 1984. It is located in
the Virgin River Valley in south-
eastern 
Nevada on the Arizona
state line along the Interstate 15
Corridor. It is 80 miles to 
Las Vegas, 37 miles to St. George,
Utah, 346 miles to Salt Lake City,
360 miles to Phoenix and 370 miles
to Los Angeles (one day trucking to 
Southern California).
 
Other Highway Mile Distances: 
Albuquerque, NM . . . . . .580 
Boise, ID . . . . . . . . . . . . .483 
Denver, CO . . . . . . . . . . .675  
San Francisco, CA . . . . . .720 

Elevation at City Hall is 1600 

CLIMATE
 
Average monthly temperatures in 
Mesquite are quite pleasant. 
High temperatures of over 100 occur  
during July and August. Extreme lows
in the low 30's occur during 
November through February. 
Monthly average temperatures 
are listed below. 
Month     Min   Max   Avg 
January . .34. .  61 . . 50 
February. .36 . . 66 . . 51 
March. . .  42 . . 75. .  59 
April . . . . .48. .  81 . . 65 
May . . . . . 56 . .94 . . 75 
June . . . . .64 . .102 . 83 
July . . . . . 69 . . 107. .88 
August. . . 71. .  107.. 89 
September .61 . 100 . 81 
October. . . 49 . . 86 . .68 
November.  36. . 70. . 53 
December. .31. . 61. . 46 
•Annual days over 90°F . .133 
•Annual days under 32°F. .38 
•Annual days of sunshine. 331 
•Avg. annual rainfall . . . . 4.50" 
 
POPULATION 
 
Year No. Year No. 
1970 ........674 1995 ......5,120 
1975 ........808 2000 ....12,000 
1980 ........922 2005 ....16,500 
1985 ....1,270  2007 ….19,194 
1990 ....1,960   2010 ….23,000 
 
CITY GOVERNMENT
 
•Form: Council/Manager, comprised 
of an elected mayor, five 
elected council members and 
an appointed city manager. 
•Meetings: Held the second and 
fourth Tuesday of each month, 
4 p.m., Mesquite City Hall 
•Address: 10 E. Mesquite 
Blvd., Mesquite, NV 89027 
(702) 346-5295 
 
 
MARRIAGE LICENSES 
 
Mesquite Police Department 
500 Hillside Drive 
702-346-1867 
Hours/Days of Issuance: 
Wednesday 
8:00 am to 11:30 am 
12 noon to 3:30 pm 
Friday 
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Saturday 
9:00 am to 11:30 am 
12 noon to 3:00 pm 
For Information Call 702-455-4416 
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT & 
EMERGENCY SERVICES 
•City Police Department: 
43 officers, including corrections, 
11 staff 
•City Fire and Rescue 
Department: 3 Stations,
28 Full-time, 13 Reserve,
3 fire engines 
 
TAX STRUCTURE 
 
Mesquite has one of the lowest 
local tax rates in Nevada, which 
enjoys one of the lowest state tax 
structures in the nation.  Taxes NOT collected in 
Nevada: Personal income tax, 
corporate income tax, taxes on 
groceries, inventory tax and 
foreign trade zone tax. 
 
EMPLOYMENT 
 
•O c c u p a t i o n s 
Agriculture and Services1% 
Business/Repair Service2% 
Construction................12% 
Educational Services..8.5% 
Entertainment and 
Recreation ..............50% 
Finance, Insurance and 
Real Estate ..............5% 
Health Services ............2% 
Manufacturing ..............4% 
Public Administration2.3% 
Retail Trade and 
Personal Services ........10% 
Communication,Transportation 
and Utilities......................2.2% 
•Top Employers in Mesquite(2006): 
1. Wal-Mart………………325 
2. CasaBlanca Resort ........903 
3. Oasis Resort ..................749 
4. Virgin River Resort .......650 
5. Eureka ...........................500 
6. Clark County Schools ...305 
7. City of Mesquite ............225 
8. Mesa View Hosp ….......177 
9. Primex Plastics ..............120 
10. Smith’s ........................113 
11. Do it Best ......................72 
 
MEDIA/COMMUNICATION 
 
•Telephone:  
Reliance Connects ..........702-346-5211 
Monday - Friday 
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m... 
Saturday 
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Baja Broadband…702-346-5205 
•Newspapers: 
Local Bi-Weekly 
Desert Valley Times 
Local Weekly 
MesquiteLocal News 
Daily: 
The Spectrum 
Las Vegas Review Journal 
•Local Internet News: 
www.mesquitelocal.com 
•Local Magazines 
Mesquite Lifestyle (Bi-monthly) 
View On Mesquite (Bi-monthly) 
•Radio Stations: Utah and 
Las Vegas area stations 
www.radiomesquite.com 
•Cable TV companies: 
Baja Broadband 
Reliance Connects 
 
TRANSPORTATION 
 
•Mesquite Airport: 
Latitude ..N 36' degrees 50' 4" 
LongitudeW 14' degrees 03' 5" 
Runway length..........5,100 feet 
Runway width................75 feet 
Runway capacit•30,000 lbs. 
•McCarran Int’l Airport: 
Las Vegas....................85 miles 
•Highways: 
Interstate 15 (two exits) 
State Highways 91 and 170 
 
MEDICAL FACILITIES 
 
Assisted Care Facility  
Highland Manor 
Dental  
Blazzard, Alex D., D.D.S. 
Cosmopolitan Dental 
Mesquite Dental 
Vernon Pollock, DDS, MSD (Orthodontist) 
Virgin Valley Dental 
Hospitals & Medical Facilities 
Mesa View Regional Hospital 
Medical 
Desert Mountain Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine 
Mesquite Medical Associates 
Mesquite Physical Therapy/Mesa View Physical Rehabilitation LLC 
Mesquite Urology 
Mesquite Womens Clinic 
Northwest Arizona Reg. Health Ctr 
Oasis Chiropractic Center 
Virgin Valley Physical Therapy 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICES 
 
•Churches:  
1 Catholic Church, Bunkerville 
1 Baptist Church, Mesquite 
1 Methodist Church, Mesquite 
3 Community 
Non-denominational 
10 Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints wards 
1 Lutheran Church 
•City Athletic Facilities: 
Five tournament softball fields, walking paths 
and ten parks. 
Recreation Center with racquetball, 
two pools, basketball, weight 
room, dance and aerobic room. 
•Senior Citizens’ Center: Meals 
& activities for seniors 
•Library: Clark County Branch 
 
EDUCATION 
 
•Elementary, secondary school 
J.L. Bowler Elementary 
(Bunkerville) (K-6) 
Virgin Valley Elementary 
(Mesquite) (K-6) 
Hughes Middle School (7-8) 
Virgin Valley High School 
(9-12) 
•Universities & Colleges: 
College of Southern 
Nevada (Mesquite Campus) 
UNLV, Las Vegas ........85 miles 
SUU, Cedar City ........85 miles 
Dixie State College, 
St. George ................37 Miles 
Mohave County Community 
College 
University of Phoenix 
University of Nevada, Reno 
Cooperative Extension 
 
HOUSING 
 
•New Construction: 
Condos start at around $175,000 
Single family homes average (2006) $347,494 
•Typical Rental Cost: 
2-bedroom apartment ......$650 
2-bedroom condo..............$800 
3-bedroom House ..........$1,200 
Hotel Rooms 
Mesquite Hotel Rooms…..2,729 
Phone: 702-346-2902  •  Fax: 702-346-6138  •  12 W. Mesquite Blvd. #107 Mesquite, Nevada 89027  

UTILITIES 
 
•Power: Overton Power 
District #5 ........702-346-5710 
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
(www.opd5.com) 
•Water: Virgin Valley Water 
District ............702-346-5731 
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
(www.vvh2o.com) 
•Sewer: Mesquite City 
Sanitation ........702-346-5295 
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
(www.mesquitenv.com) 
•Garbage: Mesquite City 
Sanitation ........702-346-5259 
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
(www.mesquitenv.com) 
 

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