Mendota, California Population 2024

12,386

Mendota is a city located in Fresno County California. Mendota has a 2024 population of 12,386. Mendota is currently declining at a rate of -0.93% annually and its population has decreased by -2.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,647 in 2020.

The average household income in Mendota is $50,701 with a poverty rate of 32.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mendota is 24.3 years, 24.4 years for males, and 24.3 years for females.

Mendota Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mendota was:

  • Other race: 52.09%
  • White: 32.39%
  • Two or more races: 14.81%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,658.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.06% (-261)
The current population of Mendota, California is 12,386 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,647.

Mendota, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race6,56552.09%
White4,08232.39%
Two or more races1,86614.81%
Native American460.36%
Black or African American330.26%
Asian110.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Other race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mendota Population by Race

Mendota Population Pyramid 2024

Mendota Median Age

24.3

Total

24.4

Male

24.3

Female

Mendota Adults

There are 7,754 adults, (825 of whom are seniors) in Mendota.

Mendota Age Dependency

81.9

Age Dependency Ratio

11.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70

Child Dependency Ratio

Mendota Sex Ratio

Female6,09348.35%
Male6,51051.65%

Mendota Population by Age

Mendota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0684.1145.654.4
Married1,6434.7964.335.7
Female6494.1419.780.3
Non Family4231.3914.785.3
Male3534.1543.356.7
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4.29

Average Family Size

4.11

Average Household Size

45.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mendota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mendota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mendota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Mendota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$22,407

Average Earnings

$24,837

Average Male

$15,606

Average Female

Mendota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mendota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mendota Language

12.69% of Mendota residents speak only English, while 87.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 85.38% of the population.

Mendota Language

Mendota Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,2673,88831.69%
Other6,5152,31035.46%
Multiple1,84970438.07%
White23821389.5%
Native462656.52%
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32.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.46%

Male Poverty Rate

39.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mendota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mendota is White, with 89.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mendota is Hispanic, with 31.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.4%.

Mendota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.19%
Some College26.45%
Bachelors or Greater25.56%
High School18.9%
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Mendota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.74%
Male Unemployed26.57%
Female Employed26.01%
Male Employed14.9%
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Mendota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mendota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mendota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Mendota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mendota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

44

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Mendota Veterans by War

count

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Mendota Veterans by Age

count

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Mendota Veterans by Race

Mendota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mendota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mendota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mendota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mendota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.19%

Born in Mendota

46.29%

Native Born

53.71%

Foreign Born

44.24%

Non Citizen

9.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

46.29% of Mendota residents were born in the United States, with 43.19% having been born in California. 44.24% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,806-116-0.97%
202811,922-116-0.96%
202712,038-116-0.95%
202612,154-116-0.95%
202512,270-116-0.94%
202412,386-116-0.93%
202312,502-116-0.92%
202212,618-116-0.91%
202112,734870.69%
202012,6472822.28%
201912,3651070.87%
201812,2581761.46%
201712,0823703.16%
201611,7122231.94%
201511,489630.55%
201411,426280.25%
201311,398-3-0.03%
201211,401450.4%
201111,356450.4%
201011,3113,42143.36%
20007,8901,06915.67%
19906,8211,78335.39%
19805,0382,33386.25%
19702,70560628.87%
19602,09958338.46%
19501,516
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Mendota Population by Year