Mendota, Illinois Population 2024

6,764

Mendota is a city located in LaSalle County Illinois. Mendota has a 2024 population of 6,764. Mendota is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -3.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,040 in 2020.

The average household income in Mendota is $71,535 with a poverty rate of 9.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mendota is 38.9 years, 38.5 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Mendota Demographics

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

  • White: 81.78%
  • Other race: 11.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,338.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.92% (-276)
The current population of Mendota, Illinois is 6,764 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,040.

Mendota, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,69381.78%
Other race82811.89%
Two or more races2593.72%
Asian1211.74%
Black or African American440.63%
Native American160.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mendota Population by Race

Mendota Population Pyramid 2024

Mendota Median Age

38.9

Total

38.5

Male

39.6

Female

Mendota Adults

There are 5,362 adults, (1,406 of whom are seniors) in Mendota.

Mendota Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mendota Sex Ratio

Female3,46349.75%
Male3,49850.25%

Mendota Population by Age

Mendota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7912.4371.728.3
Married1,3413.1789.310.7
Non Family9141.1158.441.6
Female3872.7635.964.1
Male1493.0287.212.8
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

71.7%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

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

Mendota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,925

Average Earnings

$58,471

Average Male

$28,409

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

79.76% of Mendota residents speak only English, while 20.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.04% of the population.

Mendota Language

Mendota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,8924178.52%
Hispanic1,56416410.49%
Other828688.21%
Multiple2486325.4%
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9.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.07%

Male Poverty Rate

11.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mendota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mendota is Multiple, with 25.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mendota is Other, with 8.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11%.

Mendota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.03%
Some College9.21%
High School7.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%
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Mendota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.29%
Female Employed9.86%
Male Employed3.02%
Female Unemployed
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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

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

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 55-64, 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

484

Number of Veterans

441

Male Veterans

43

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

16.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mendota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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

80.36%

Born in Mendota

91.61%

Native Born

8.39%

Foreign Born

5.4%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.61% of Mendota residents were born in the United States, with 80.36% having been born in Illinois. 5.4% 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
20296,359-81-1.26%
20286,440-81-1.24%
20276,521-81-1.23%
20266,602-81-1.21%
20256,683-81-1.2%
20246,764-81-1.18%
20236,845-81-1.17%
20226,926-81-1.16%
20217,007-33-0.47%
20207,040540.77%
20196,986-56-0.8%
20187,042-46-0.65%
20177,088-48-0.67%
20167,136-53-0.74%
20157,189-57-0.79%
20147,246-61-0.83%
20137,307-82-1.11%
20127,389580.79%
20117,331-41-0.56%
20107,3721001.38%
20007,2722543.62%
19907,018-116-1.63%
19807,1342323.36%
19706,90274812.15%
19606,1541,02519.98%
19505,12991421.68%
19404,2152075.16%
19304,008741.88%
19203,9341283.36%
19103,806701.87%
19003,7361945.48%
18903,542-600-14.49%
18804,14259616.81%
18703,546
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Mendota Population by Year