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Mendota is a township in La Salle County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mendota. For links to other places called Mendota, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mendota is 41.583N. The longitude is -89.109W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 781 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,539.
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32% 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 $18,203, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% 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 $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $849.
La Salle 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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