Mendota is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,430 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mendota is the 400th largest community in California.
When you are in Mendota, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 74.18% of Mendota’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mendota is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mendota who work in farm management occupations (52.36%), office and administrative support (6.24%), and sales jobs (4.78%).
In terms of college education, Mendota ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 1.55% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mendota in 2010 was $8,642, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $34,568 for a family of four. Mendota also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.67% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Mendota is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mendota home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Mendota, accounting for 97.99% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Mendota residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mendota include Ethiopian, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.
Mendota also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 51.27%.
The most common language spoken in Mendota is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Scandinavian languages.