Mentor, OH
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Mentor is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 46,901 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Mentor is the 22nd largest community in Ohio.

Mentor real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Mentor house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mentor is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mentor is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mentor who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (10.76%).

Also of interest is that Mentor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Mentor is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mentor’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Mentor is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.27% of adults in Mentor have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mentor in 2010 was $33,136, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,544 for a family of four. However, Mentor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mentor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mentor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mentor include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Mentor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.