Mendota, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 7,272. Estimated population in 2021: 7,077 (-2.7% change)
Males: 3,455 (47.5%), Females: 3,817 (52.5%)

La Salle County

Zip code: 61342

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $39,354
Median house value: $87,800

Races in Mendota:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.4%)
  • Hispanic (18.2%)
  • Other race (8.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (30.9%), Irish (14.0%), English (7.7%), United States (6.0%), Swedish (4.3%), Italian (2.9%).

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mendota

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mendota city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

8.6% Foreign born (8.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +225 (+3.2%).

Hospital/medical center in Mendota:

  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1315 MEMORIAL DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mendota:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; PERU, IL)
  • ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF OTTAWA (about 24 miles; OTTAWA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mendota:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 40 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 44 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 74 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mendota:

  • GRANDPAS’ FARM MENDOTA (about 3 miles; MENDOTA, IL; Abbreviation: 0C7)
  • EARLVILLE (about 13 miles; EARLVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: C94)
  • BRESSON (about 14 miles; COMPTON, IL; Abbreviation: C82)
Amtrak station:
MENDOTA (8TH ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mendota:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 65 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; ELGIN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,077)
Public high school in Mendota:

  • MENDOTA TWP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 635; Location: 2300 W MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mendota:

  • NORTHBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 717; Location: 1804 GUILES AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • BLACKSTONE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 1309 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: KG – 01)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 805 4TH AVE; Grades: 02 – 03)
Private primary/middle school in Mendota:

  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 1008 JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Mendota:

  • GRAVES-HUME P.L.D. (Operating income: $188,623; Location: 1401 W. MAIN ST.; 31,944 books; 1,355 audio materials; 2,041 video materials; 115 serial subscriptions)

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