Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Mentor-on-the-Lake had a population of 7,433 as of July 1, 2016. Mentor-on-the-Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mentor-on-the-Lake is located at latitude 41.7151 and longitude -81.3635 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Mentor-on-the-Lake (GNIS ID: 1086426) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mentor-on-the-Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,433
Population in Households 7,429
Population in Familes 5,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,608
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 3,231
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,001
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,083 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,148 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $144,487
Average Home Value $165,699


Median Household Income $45,684
Average Household Income $58,109
Per Capita Income $25,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.06%
Households 0.17% 0.04%
Families -0.09% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mentor-on-the-Lake to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 220 82nd
Population Density1 # 22 98th
Diversity Index2 # 452 63rd
Median Household Income # 719 41st
Per Capita Income # 465 62nd

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