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Clark County City of Mesquite Is Fastest-Growing in Nevada, According to Census Data


Clark County City of Mesquite Is Fastest-Growing in Nevada, According to Census Data

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to new census data, Mesquite, a city in Clark County located just northeast of Las Vegas, is the fastest-growing in the entire state of Nevada, and at its current rate of expansion it could potentially see its population increase by as much as 50 percent within the next two decades.

As per the U.S. Census Bureau, by percentage growth Mesquite was the fastest-growing city in Nevada through the years 2020 to 2023, seeing its population jump from 20,616 in 2020 to 22,786 in 2023, which represents an increase of 10.5 percent; this exceeds the growth of both of its nearest competitors, North Las Vegas (9.0 percent) and Fernley (7.4 percent).

As per Mesquite’s Director of Development Services, Sungman Kim, the city could see the number of residents within its borders exceed 45,000 by the year 2041. The reason for Mesquite’s rapid growth is its growing popularity with a very specific demographic: retired Americans and/or Canadians – known as “snowbirds” – who prefer to spend winters in a warmer climate. As a result, about 45 percent of the city’s population is made up of individuals aged 65 or more.

The real estate stats back up the assertion that a growing number of snowbirds are purchasing homes in Mesquite to live in only part-time; while the city had 2016 vacant homes in the year 2023, a mere 16 percent of those – made up of 102 homes, 34 condos and 27 town homes, ranging from $275,000 to $1.6 million – are currently on the market for sale.

“It means that most of the vacant houses are not for sale, which again means, I assume, that those are probably the second house for the snowbirds,” Kim said.

In addition to the warm winter climate, other draws the city offers for older individuals are several highly-rated golf courses – including the Palms Golf Course, which first opened back in 1990 – and three casinos, in addition to several off-road vehicle trails that are especially popular with visitors to the area.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

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