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Old 10-22-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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We are an interracial couple with the young daughters, three and seven. How is the diversity in Mesquite?
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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For a DFW suburb that isn't Garland, that's not bad. Garland would be more diverse, and the south burbs would have higher African-American populations.

When you say interracial, which races are you referring to? Obviously you are worried about whether your mixed children will be accepted or something?
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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Yes that is correct. We want our children accepted. I am white and my wife is black. Thank you for the information.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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The entire DFW area is very diverse, don't see you having any issues.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Yes that is correct. We want our children accepted. I am white and my wife is black. Thank you for the information.
I see, thanks. Yeah, Mesquite will be fine for your needs, since as pointed out, the black population is at about 13%.

Garland is more diverse in general, but has a smaller percentage of blacks.

As I said in my first reply, if you want a population that has more blacks you go to the south suburbs. For example, Duncanville is only 63.9% white and 24.76% black. So I bet you see more mixed kids there than you do in Mesquite, and way more than you do in the north suburbs.

But Mesquite is good choice for your family.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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I see, thanks. Yeah, Mesquite will be fine for your needs, since as pointed out, the black population is at about 13%.

Garland is more diverse in general, but has a smaller percentage of blacks.

As I said in my first reply, if you want a population that has more blacks you go to the south suburbs. For example, Duncanville is only 63.9% white and 24.76% black. So I bet you see more mixed kids there than you do in Mesquite, and way more than you do in the north suburbs.

But Mesquite is good choice for your family.
I think its separate Hispanics when we talk about demographics. For example, technically the city of Dallas is 56% white by race, but it is only 29% non-Hispanic white. Therefore by most standards the city of Dallas would work out to be:

43% Hispanic
29% White
23% Black
2.5% Asian
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I live in Mesquite and the nicer part of Mesquite is alot more diverse than those stats show. I would guess the Creek Crossing area is about 40% white, 30% black, 20% hispanic and 10% other. There are 19 homes on my street and we have 2 interracial, 5 black, 8 white, 2 hispanic and 2 asian families on our street along. Your kids will have friends of all races in the city of Mesquite.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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Thank you all for your comments! It has been a big help.
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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That is very accurate re: the demographics.

You will probably found the Creek Crossing area, and the surrounding newer developments nearby, very nice.

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I live in Mesquite and the nicer part of Mesquite is alot more diverse than those stats show. I would guess the Creek Crossing area is about 40% white, 30% black, 20% hispanic and 10% other. There are 19 homes on my street and we have 2 interracial, 5 black, 8 white, 2 hispanic and 2 asian families on our street along. Your kids will have friends of all races in the city of Mesquite.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:18 AM
 
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Looks like City Data updated their stats with the new census results. I remember seeing this thread months ago. Living a few blocks from Mesquite and doing business in the town often, I thought 73% white was extremely high for this area. Here are the new demographics:


White alone - 55,533 (41.6%)
Hispanic - 46,164 (34.6%)
Black alone - 23,154 (17.4%)
Asian alone - 6,129 (4.6%)
Two or more races - 1,280 (1.0%)
Other race alone - 929 (0.7%)
American alone - 167 (0.1%)


That seems much more accurate and represents Mesquite's diversity well.

I've only lived here on this side of town for two years. Has Mesquite really changed that much in a decade, or were the last census results possibly a little off?
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