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.

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 (15.64%), sales jobs (11.74%), and management occupations (10.89%).

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.

Because of many things, Mentor is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mentor really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mentor perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Mentor citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.16% of adults in Mentor have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mentor in 2010 was $34,037, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,148 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 Asian. 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.