Mendota, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 7,099 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 3,427  (48.3%)
Females: 3,672  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61342.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,147 (it was $39,354 in 2000)
Mendota:

$54,147
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,720 (it was $17,731 in 2000)

Mendota city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,455 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Mendota:

$118,455
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,278; detached houses: $170,721; townhouses or other attached units: $170,345; in 2-unit structures: $197,268; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,382; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,895; mobile homes: $38,002

Median gross rent in 2017: $584.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mendota: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.6% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 31.0% for other race residents, 6.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mendota, IL (2017)
    • 4,60166.2%White alone
    • 2,09230.1%Hispanic
    • 1221.8%Two or more races
    • 841.2%Black alone
    • 440.6%Asian alone
    • 130.2%American Indian alone

Races in Mendota detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Mendota, Illinois as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mendota is 376 to 1.


Crime rates in Mendota by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(14.0)
13
(183.7)
10
(141.4)
7
(99.6)
7
(100.1)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.5)
3
(41.0)
1
(13.8)
3
(41.8)
1
(14.0)
7
(99.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.6)
1
(14.5)
7
(94.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.3)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(252.3)
44
(621.7)
71
(1,004)
6
(85.3)
5
(71.5)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
13
(176.9)
8
(108.0)
5
(68.3)
3
(41.5)
3
(41.8)
8
(112.3)
3
(42.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(448.6)
37
(522.8)
51
(721.2)
33
(469.4)
43
(614.7)
24
(347.4)
48
(649.2)
70
(952.5)
33
(445.4)
39
(532.9)
33
(456.6)
21
(292.8)
22
(308.8)
14
(198.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
182
(2,552)
155
(2,190)
151
(2,135)
215
(3,058)
203
(2,902)
152
(2,200)
116
(1,569)
87
(1,184)
81
(1,093)
72
(983.9)
65
(899.4)
67
(934.1)
101
(1,418)
41
(580.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(196.3)
12
(169.6)
5
(70.7)
5
(71.1)
5
(71.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(70.2)
6
(85.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(81.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)210.9409.1455.5257.6267.8131.2137.7149.4128.9131.391.599.7117.6131.7

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City-data.com crime index in Mendota, IL

Crime rate in Mendota detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (23.0%), American (5.5%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.6%), Norwegian (3.1%), Polish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/07/1883

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,878 people per square mile   (low).

Mendota, Illinois map

553 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America).

This city:

8.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,453 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,735 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, IL (44.8 miles , pop. 142,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (77.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Troy Grove, IL (2.5 miles ),
Arlington, IL (2.9 miles ),
La Moille, IL (2.9 miles ),
Sublette, IL (2.9 miles ),
Cherry, IL (3.1 miles ),
West Brooklyn, IL (3.2 miles),
Compton, IL (3.2 miles ),
Earlville, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 89.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +246 (+3.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,418 (47.7%)

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Mendota, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mendota, IL in 2017
Mendota satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $315,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $315,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Mendota, IL residents
Average permit cost in Mendota, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Mendota, IL
Historical housing units in Mendota, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +225 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Mendota, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Machinery (6.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Food (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (8.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Food (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Mendota, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Printing workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Mendota, Illinois

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Mendota, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mendota-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.7 miles away from the Mendota city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/6/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mendota-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from Mendota center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 199.6 miles away from Mendota center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.9 miles away from Mendota center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mendota topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mendota:

  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1401 E 12TH STREET)
  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOM (909 MAIN STREET)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-MENDOTA (1201 FIRST AVENUE)
  • MENDOTA LUTHERAN HOME (500 6TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Mendota:

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Amtrak station:

MENDOTA (8TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mendota:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 30 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 33 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 39 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Aurora University (about 43 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 49 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • Elgin Community College (about 53 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)

Public high school in Mendota:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mendota:

  • NORTHBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 790, Location: 1804 GUILES AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • BLACKSTONE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 270, Location: 1309 JEFFERSON ST, Grades: KG-1)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 805 4TH AVE, Grades: 2-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Mendota:

  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 125, Location: 1008 JEFFERSON ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Mendota

Library in Mendota:

  • GRAVES-HUME PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $268,957; Location: 1401 WEST MAIN STREET; 35,235 books; 2,178 audio materials; 3,292 video materials; 15 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions; 146 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mendota: Tri-County Fairground (A), Doeneir Field (B), Mendota Fire Department Station 2 (C), Mendota Fire Department Station 1 (D), Graves Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mendota include: First Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), First United Presbyterian Church (C), Holy Cross Catholic Church (D), Northbrook Missionary Baptist Church (E), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (F), Zion United Methodist Church (G), Advent Christian Church (H), Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Mendota (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mendota include: Blackstone Park (1), Apple Orchard Park (2), Mendota Swimming Pool (3), Mendota Lake Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Comfort Inn Mendota (1307 Kailash Drive).

Birthplace of: Ray Jauch - Player of and football, William P. Bettendorf - Inventor, Bill Brown (American football) - Football player, Frank Seno - Football player, Otto Vogel - Baseball player.

La Salle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mendota and their reported violations in the past:

HEARTLAND MEATS INC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mendota that have no violations reported:

  • MENDOTA GOLF COURSE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
159 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Mendota in 2000:

  • 210 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Mendota (2011 data):

  • Midland States Bank: Mendota Branch at 801 Washington Street, branch established on 1932/04/09; Data Center Drive-In Facility at 609 Eighth Avenue, branch established on 1983/06/24. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • First State Bank: at 706-8 Washington Street, branch established on 1940/07/06; Mendota Branch at 1403 13th Avenue, branch established on 1999/06/08. Info updated 2011/02/28: Bank assets: $751.6 mil, Deposits: $619.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Financial Group, Inc.
  • Eureka Savings Bank: Mendota Branch at 1300 13th Avenue, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $394.2 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in La Salle, IL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • First Federal Savings Bank: 1205 Washington Branch at 1205 Washington Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $398.1 mil, Deposits: $355.1 mil, headquarters in Ottawa, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Mendota:

Marital status in Mendota, IL
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mendota:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mendota
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mendota, IL (based on La Salle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
La Salle County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
La Salle County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Salle County:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
La Salle County:

14.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Mendota:

28.7
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mendota:

12.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mendota:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

53.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Mendota:

76.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mendota, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$75,724$60,5793$8,428
Firefighters 6$33,328$66,65615$3,810
Police - Other 5$15,460$37,1046$5,038
Streets and Highways 4$19,202$57,6061$192
Other Government Administration 3$11,252$45,0081$486
Water Supply 3$14,584$58,3360$0
Sewerage 3$13,618$54,4720$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,412$32,47212$5,824
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 41$188,580$55,19438$23,778

Mendota government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($27.61)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,469,000 ($488.66)
    Police Protection: $1,881,000 ($264.97)
    Sewerage: $1,226,000 ($172.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,077,000 ($151.71)
    Water Utilities: $884,000 ($124.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $646,000 ($91.00)
    Central Staff Services: $422,000 ($59.44)
    Financial Administration: $390,000 ($54.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $325,000 ($45.78)
    Regular Highways: $208,000 ($29.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $150,000 ($21.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,770,000 ($390.20)

Mendota government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,154,000 ($162.56)
    Other: $927,000 ($130.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $502,000 ($70.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $309,000 ($43.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,000 ($11.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $258,000 ($36.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000 ($9.86)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($4.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,548,000 ($218.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,323,000 ($327.23)
    Highways: $222,000 ($31.27)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.85)
  • Tax - Property: $3,703,000 ($521.62)
    Public Utilities Sales: $235,000 ($33.10)
    Other License: $161,000 ($22.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $66,000 ($9.30)

Mendota government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,737,000 ($808.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,035,000 ($709.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,087,000 ($575.71)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,385,000 ($476.83)

Mendota government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,363,000 ($1037.19)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bureau County, IL  0.42% ($38,201 average AGI)
from Kendall County, IL  0.38% ($52,144)
from Cook County, IL  0.37% ($34,585)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($36,259 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.34% ($40,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($54,857)
Businesses in Mendota, IL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's2YMCA1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mendota:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mendota:

  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mendota:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
Mendota fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Mendota fatal accident list:

Jan 24, 2015 03:23 PM, Us-34 (6th), 6th Ave, Lat: 41.547622, Lon: -89.116197, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 3, 2008 12:48 AM, Sr-34, Lat: 41.554360, Lon: -89.066620, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 2006 10:36 AM, Us-34, Us-52, Lat: 41.548240, Lon: -89.127610, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1989 05:33 PM, 15th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 1976 03:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 2
Dec 13, 1975 03:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 256ft / 78.4mTotal length
  • $110,000Total costs
  • 104,645Total average daily traffic
  • 33,240Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,032Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mendota, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 191970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mendota, IL

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 38. The highest number of fires - 61 took place in 2010, and the least - 19 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Mendota, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.7%), and Outside Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mendota, IL
    • 22937.7%Structure Fires
    • 21735.7%Outside Fires
    • 11719.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 447.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mendota, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mendota, Illinois:

  • Super 8, 2601 E 12th St, Mendota, Illinois 61342 , Phone: (815) 539-7429, Fax: (815) 539-7429
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1307 Kailash Dr, Mendota, Illinois 61342 , Phone: (815) 538-3355
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mendota, Illinois
Most common first names in Mendota, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7080.4 years
William6776.1 years
John6677.3 years
Robert6271.2 years
Margaret4784.6 years
James4569.5 years
George4579.8 years
Helen4281.7 years
Harold4176.1 years
Arthur3876.6 years
Most common last names in Mendota, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3376.1 years
Smith2573.5 years
Truckenbrod2479.7 years
Sondgeroth1875.1 years
Schmidt1877.3 years
Brown1876.9 years
Weber1782.8 years
Jones1779.7 years
Guilfoyle1679.6 years
Becker1576.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mendota, IL
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mendota, IL
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity


Mendota compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Mendota on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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