Mesquite Creek, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 416.
Population change since 2000: +102.9%
Males: 212  (51.0%)
Females: 204  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

70.5 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 86440.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,569 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Mesquite Creek:

$51,569
AZ:

$62,055

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,157 (it was $20,517 in 2000)

Mesquite Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,115 (it was $93,900 in 2000)
Mesquite Creek:

$142,115
AZ:

$255,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $177,657; detached houses: $176,564; mobile homes: $94,580

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,068.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mesquite Creek: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.3%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mesquite Creek, AZ (2019)
    • 40486.5%White alone
    • 439.2%Hispanic
    • 71.5%American Indian alone
    • 51.1%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Mesquite Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (23.0%), American (12.3%), English (5.8%), Polish (4.9%), Irish (3.7%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 1800 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 721 people per square mile   (low).

Mesquite Creek, Arizona map

39 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe, 1.5% Latin America, 1.3% North America).

This place:

8.4%
Arizona:

13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $781 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $969 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Henderson, NV (77.9 miles , pop. 175,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (92.6 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (173.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Mohave Valley, AZ (1.1 miles ),
Mojave Ranch Estates, AZ (1.4 miles),
Fort Mohave, AZ (1.6 miles ),
Willow Valley, AZ (2.0 miles ),
Arizona Village, AZ (2.8 miles ),
Needles, CA (3.0 miles ),
Bullhead City, AZ (3.2 miles ),
Oatman, AZ (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 34.97 N, Longitude: 114.57 W

Area code: 928

Distribution of median household income in Mesquite Creek, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mesquite Creek, AZ in 2019
Mesquite Creek satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.7%
Arizona:

7.6%
Most common industries in Mesquite Creek, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (13.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.7%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (4.3%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (30.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (16.7%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (8.3%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Machinery (8.3%)
  • Utilities (8.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (42.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (18.2%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Mesquite Creek, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (13.0%)
  • Cashiers (11.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.2%)
  • Top executives (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Cashiers (22.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (16.7%)
  • Top executives (8.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (15.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)

Average climate in Mesquite Creek, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mesquite Creek, Arizona average temperatures Mesquite Creek, Arizona average precipitation Mesquite Creek, Arizona humidity Mesquite Creek, Arizona wind speed Mesquite Creek, Arizona snowfall Mesquite Creek, Arizona sunshine Mesquite Creek, Arizona clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Mesquite Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 5129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from Mesquite Creek center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 251.2 miles away from Mesquite Creek center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 136.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mohave County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mesquite Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mesquite Creek:

  • VALLEY VIEW MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; FORT MOHAVE, AZ)
  • BULLHEAD CITY DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ)
  • THE LEGACY REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ)
  • MOHAVE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ)
  • WESTERN ARIZONA REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ)
  • THE RIVER GARDENS REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ)

Amtrak stations near Mesquite Creek:

  • 9 miles: NEEDLES (900 FRONT ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 14 miles: LAUGHLIN (RAMADA EXPRESS, 2121 S. CASINO DR.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mesquite Creek:

  • Mohave Community College (about 38 miles; Kingman, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,309)
  • Nevada State College (about 74 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 86 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 91 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 18,996)
  • Yavapai College (about 124 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Northcentral University (about 133 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • College of the Desert (about 135 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)

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Mohave County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.8%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Mesquite Creek:

Marital status in Mesquite Creek, AZ
  • Never married: 6.6%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Mesquite Creek:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Arizona average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mesquite Creek, AZ (based on Mohave County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,5005
Evangelical Protestant13,18097
Other8,93022
Mainline Protestant4,06112
Orthodox642
Black Protestant-1
None155,451-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Mohave County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 134
Mohave County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mohave County:

9.3%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.2%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mesquite Creek:

51.3%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.0%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Mesquite Creek:

28.9
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mesquite Creek:

11.0%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mesquite Creek:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

42.3%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

51.3%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Mesquite Creek:

70.8%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mesquite Creek, AZ Residents

8.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
Arizona average:

6.11%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Mohave County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, NV  0.79% ($34,077 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.60% ($49,906)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.59% ($57,005)


6.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Arizona average:

5.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, NV  0.86% ($44,384 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.74% ($47,654)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.26% ($33,116)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mesquite Creek:

  • KTOX (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEEDLES, CA; Owner: CREATIVE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KZZZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFLG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLSQ (870 AM; 10 kW; WHITNEY, NV; Owner: KLSQ-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mesquite Creek:

  • KFLG-FM (94.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNKK (107.1 FM; NEEDLES, CA; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KADD (93.5 FM; LAUGHLIN, NV; Owner: M&M BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KLUK (97.9 FM; NEEDLES, CA; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K240CL (95.9 FM; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K256AA (99.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K264AB (100.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K268AC (101.5 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K263AI (100.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KRRK (101.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, LLC)
  • KRCY-FM (96.7 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: RICK L. MURPHY)
  • KZUL-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: MAD DOG WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KJJJ (102.3 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • K242AQ (96.3 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KRRN (92.7 FM; DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K224BV (92.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: RICHARD R. FULKERSON)
  • K280EH (103.9 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: JANE G. BREDER)
  • KGMN (100.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KVGS (107.9 FM; LAUGHLIN, NV; Owner: DESERT SKY MEDIA, LLC)
  • KXPT (97.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mesquite Creek:

  • KACN-LP (Channel 26; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ; Owner: TRI-STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOH-TV (Channel 6; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • K51AY (Channel 51; NEEDLES, CA; Owner: GARCIA BROADCASTING ASSOCIATES)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$101,290
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$121,050
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9405.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$40,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9405.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mesquite Creek, AZ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mesquite Creek, AZ - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mesquite Creek, AZ
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mesquite Creek, AZ
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Electricity


Mesquite Creek compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Mesquite Creek on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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