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Mendota, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Mendota had a population of 7,132 as of July 1, 2020. Mendota ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mendota is located at latitude 41.5473 and longitude -89.1176 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mendota encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. LaSalle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The City of Mendota (GNIS ID: 2395095) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mendota is located within Township of Mendota, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaSalle County.


Mendota, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 7,132 (100%)
Population in Households 6,947 (97.4%)
Population in Families 5,667 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 185 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 1,412
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $52,515
Average Household Income $73,555
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $28,377
Wealth Index5 80


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,838 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $129,483
Average Home Value $145,743
Housing Affordability Index3 192


Total Households 2,772
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,834
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.32% -0.61%
Households -0.19% -0.5%
Families -0.25% -0.63%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.43%


Mendota, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendota to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 283 79th
Population Density # 495 64th
Median Household Income # 866 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 423 31st
Per Capita Income # 766 44th
Diversity Index # 146 89th

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