Mendota, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 7,327 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 3,439  (46.9%)
Females: 3,888  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61342.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,896 (it was $39,354 in 2000)
Mendota:

$40,896
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,063 (it was $17,731 in 2000)

Mendota city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,134 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Mendota:

$108,134
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $124,790; Detached houses: $130,337; Townhouses or other attached units: $123,630; In 2-unit structures: $96,276; Mobile homes: $21,514

Median gross rent in 2012: $627.

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  • White alone - 5,423 (73.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,807 (24.5%)
  • Two or more races - 56 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 37 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 40 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mendota: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Irish (11.8%), English (6.1%), United States (3.9%), Norwegian (3.2%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/07/1883

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,939 people per square mile   (low).

Mendota,IL real estate house value index trend

Mendota, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Mendota:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mendota city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

868 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Mendota, Illinois as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mendota to the number of sex offenders is 411 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,516 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,162 (1.9%)

Mendota satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 89.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +613 (+8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,566 (51.2%)

Area code: 815

Mendota household income distribution Mendota home values distribution

Crime rates in Mendota by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 411101131077100
per 100,000 55.013.813.813.90.014.0183.7141.499.6100.114.50.00.0
Robberies 3000000002170
per 100,000 41.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.028.614.594.70.0
Assaults 6518141435184471651013
per 100,000 893.8247.5192.5194.4487.6252.3621.71004.085.371.514.50.0176.9
Burglaries 38353838193237513343244870
per 100,000 522.6481.3522.6527.6264.7448.6522.8721.2469.4614.7347.4649.2952.5
Thefts 15218516016020518215515121520315211687
per 100,000 2090.22544.02200.22221.32855.92551.52190.22135.23058.32902.12200.31568.81183.8
Auto thefts 68131361412555010
per 100,000 82.5110.0178.8180.583.6196.3169.670.771.171.50.013.50.0
Arson 2000000020006
per 100,000 27.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.028.40.00.00.081.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 370.4209.6192.8194.7242.5215.8418.7466.1263.6274.0134.2140.9152.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mendota detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +225 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Printing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Mendota: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mendota, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 Mendota 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 (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mendota topographic map

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.

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:

Private elementary/middle school in Mendota:

  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 1008 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Mendota, map of school districts: MENDOTA COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 289, MENDOTA TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 280

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 46.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Mendota, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mendota, Illinois:

  • Super 8, 2601 E 12th St, Mendota, IL 61342 , Phone: (815) 539-7429, Fax: (815) 539-7429
  • Comfort Inn, 1307 Kailash Dr, Mendota, IL 61342 , Phone: (815) 538-3355, Fax: (815) 538-3355
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mendota, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mendota travel time to work - commute Mendota mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.49%
Here: 62.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents64.2%9.8%8.0%2.3%2.1%
Congregations22.1%18.4%8.1%4.4%5.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.9%1.3%6.6%
Congregations2.9%4.4%2.9%2.9%28.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
La Salle County:

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.
State:

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

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
La Salle County:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 3$11,252$45,0081$486
Police Protection - Officers 15$75,724$60,5793$8,428
Police - Other 5$15,460$37,1046$5,038
Firefighters 6$33,328$66,65615$3,810
Streets and Highways 4$19,202$57,6061$192
Sewerage 3$13,618$54,4720$0
Water Supply 3$14,584$58,3360$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,412$32,47212$5,824
Totals for Government 41$188,580$55,19438$23,778

Mendota government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,013,000 ($138.26)
    Sewerage: $702,000 ($95.81)
    Regular Highways: $594,000 ($81.07)
    Fire Protection: $534,000 ($72.88)
    Water Utilities: $403,000 ($55.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $338,000 ($46.13)
    Central Staff Services: $326,000 ($44.49)
    Financial Administration: $300,000 ($40.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $289,000 ($39.44)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($10.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,476,000 ($337.93)
    Benefit Payments: $181,000 ($24.70)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $632,000 ($86.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,201,000 ($163.91)
    Water Utilities: $360,000 ($49.13)
    Regular Highways: $271,000 ($36.99)
    Fire Protection: $85,000 ($11.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000 ($10.92)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($4.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,081,000 ($284.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($2.87)

Mendota government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $926,000 ($126.38)
    All Other: $411,000 ($56.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $359,000 ($49.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($35.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $119,000 ($16.24)
    From Local Government: $90,000 ($12.28)
    Local Employee Contribution: $46,000 ($6.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $600,000 ($81.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $172,000 ($23.47)
    Interest Earnings: $77,000 ($10.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $513,000 ($70.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,668,000 ($227.65)
    Highways: $206,000 ($28.12)
    All Other: $201,000 ($27.43)
  • Tax - Property: $1,963,000 ($267.91)
    NEC: $141,000 ($19.24)

Mendota government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $350,000 ($47.77)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,529,000 ($1437.01)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $374,000 ($51.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $650,000 ($88.71)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $270,000 ($36.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,367,000 ($1278.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $886,000 ($120.92)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($10.92)

Mendota government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $217,000 ($29.62)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $114,000 ($15.56)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $869,000 ($118.60)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($3.14)

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bureau County, IL  0.44% ($27,837 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.27% ($37,508)
from Kendall County, IL  0.26% ($37,214)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($170 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bureau County, IL  0.39% ($29,511 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.28% ($31,646)
to Kendall County, IL  0.23% ($37,226)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mendota, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Mendota fatal accident list:

Mar 3, 2008 12:48 AM, Sr-34, Lat: 41.55436, Lon: -89.06662, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 2006 10:36 AM, Us-34, Us-52, Lat: 41.54824, Lon: -89.12761, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1989 05:33 PM, 15th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 1975 03:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total average daily traffic: 48,825
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,788

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mendota, IL

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 30
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Mendota

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mendota, IL
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
Businesses in Mendota, IL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's2YMCA1
Pizza Hut1

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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
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  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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