Mendota, California Population 2022

12,911
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Mendota is a city located in Fresno County California. With a 2020 population of 12,911, it is the 432nd largest city in California and the 3362nd largest city in the United States. Mendota is currently growing at a rate of 1.24% annually and its population has increased by 2.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,595 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Mendota has a population density of 3,814 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mendota is $41,497 with a poverty rate of 38.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $764 per month, and the median house value is $173,600. The median age in Mendota is 27.1 years, 26.5 years for males, and 27.6 years for females.

Mendota Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mendotawas:

  • Other race: 62.48%
  • White: 35.91%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mendota, California is 12,911 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,595.

Mendota, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,37135.91%
Black or African American310.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.07%
Some Other Race7,60662.48%
Two or More Races1561.28%
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Mendota Population by Race

Mendota Population Pyramid 2022

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Mendota Median Age

24.9


Total

25.1


Male

24.8


Female

Mendota Adults

There are 7,413 adults, (837 of whom are seniors) in Mendota.

Mendota Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

72.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mendota Sex Ratio

Female

5,981

49.13%

Male

6,192

50.87%

Mendota Population by Age

Mendota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mendota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.5%36.5%
Male49.1%50.9%
All47.5%52.5%
Non Family22.6%77.4%
Female21.6%78.4%

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mendota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8384.2947.5
Married1,5684.9463.5
Male2674.9349.1
Female5734.3721.6
Non Family4301.4222.6

4.49

Average Family Size

4.29

Average Household Size

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Mendota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,24553.45%
9th to 12th Grade68511.28%
High School Graduate1,25820.72%
Some College5709.39%
Associates Degree1602.64%
Bachelors Degree1382.27%
Graduate Degree150.25%
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Mendota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mendota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races512222
White12612615
Other Race3,7411,199100
Hispanic5,9362,006138
Black3131
Native American99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.14%.

Mendota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$16,462$20,253$11,004
Less Than 9th Grade$14,256$17,169$8,806
High School Graduate$22,064$23,500$20,514
Some College$25,310$$25,422
Bachelors Degree$33,750$48,571$
Graduate Degree$$$

$16,462

Average Earnings

$20,253

Average Male

$11,004

Average Female

Mendota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mendota Language by Age

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Mendota Language

11.52% of Mendota residents speak only English, while 88.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 84.86% of the population.

Mendota Language

Mendota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43841394.29%
Other3,346NaN%
Hispanic11,6294,25036.55%

38.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.79%

Male Poverty Rate

42.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mendota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mendota is White, with 94.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mendota is Hispanic, with 36.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.96%.

Mendota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.70%
High School19.32%
Some College26.16%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Mendota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed22.19%
Male Unemployed38.31%
Female Employed32.18%
Female Unemployed46.21%

Mendota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mendota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,376$43,522
Families$37,400$44,049
Married Families$45,144-
Non Families$20,758$22,146
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Income by Household Type

Mendota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mendota Married by Age and Sex

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Mendota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mendota Marital Status by Race

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Mendota Marital Status

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34

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War25
Vietnam9
Korea
World War II

Mendota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5425
55 to 64
65 to 74
75+9

Mendota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White160.61%
Other Race180.38%
Hispanic340.47%

Mendota Veterans by Race

Mendota Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mendota Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

16.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mendota Employment by Age

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Mendota Employment by Race

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Mendota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.43%

Born in Mendota

47.69%

Native Born

52.31%

Foreign Born

43.06%

Non Citizen

9.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

47.69% of Mendota residents were born in the United States, with 45.43% having been born in California. 43.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mendota Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19501,5160.00%
19602,0995833.31%
19702,7056062.57%
19805,0382,3336.42%
19906,8211,7833.08%
20007,8901,0691.47%
201011,0143,1243.39%
201111,1721581.43%
201211,3301581.41%
201311,4881581.39%
201411,6461581.38%
201511,8041581.36%
201611,9621581.34%
201712,1201581.32%
201812,2781581.30%
201912,4361581.29%
202012,5951591.28%
202112,7531581.25%
202212,9111581.24%

Mendota Population by Year