Mendota is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 6,994 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mendota is the 272nd largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mendota is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.32% of the Mendota workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mendota is a city of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mendota who work in office and administrative support (11.97%), sales jobs (7.31%), and food service (6.81%).
The citizens of Mendota are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.34% of adults in Mendota have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Mendota in 2018 was $28,892, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,568 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 Asian. Mendota also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mendota include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mendota is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.