Mentone, CA
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Mentone is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,982 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mentone is the 428th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Mentone are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mentone is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mentone is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mentone who work in food service (11.36%), office and administrative support (10.32%), and sales jobs (10.10%).

Mentone is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Mentone enrolled in college, Mentone has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

The percentage of adults in Mentone who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.90% of the adults in Mentone have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mentone in 2010 was $23,376, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,504 for a family of four. However, Mentone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mentone is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mentone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mentone residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mentone also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.00% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mentone include Irish, English, French , and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Mentone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.