Mendota is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,204 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mendota is the 272nd largest community in Illinois.
When you are in Mendota, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.19% of Mendota’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mendota is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mendota who work in office and administrative support (16.68%), food service (9.43%), and healthcare (6.67%).
The citizens of Mendota are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.74% of adults in Mendota have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Mendota in 2010 was $21,319, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,276 for a family of four. However, Mendota contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mendota is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mendota home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mendota residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mendota also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mendota include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mendota is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.