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Mendota is a city in Dakota County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community name derives from Dakota term for "meeting of the waters"
The latitude of Mendota is 44.887N. The longitude is -93.164W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 193.
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21% of Mendota residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mendota ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mendota was $26,745, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Mendota residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mendota, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $880.
Dakota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mendota political report.
The average commute time for Mendota workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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