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Mentor, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Mentor had a population of 47,254 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mentor is located at latitude 41.6902 and longitude -81.3359 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mentor (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.64 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Mentor (GNIS ID: 1086425) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mentor: Mentor Station.

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Mentor, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 47,254
Population in Households 46,854
Population in Familes 38,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 400
Population Density1 1,774
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 19,472
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 13,349
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,168 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,304 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,209 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $184,677
Average Home Value $191,652


Median Household Income $65,978
Average Household Income $81,746
Per Capita Income $33,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.02%
Households 0.25% 0.11%
Families 0.01% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mentor 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 # 20 98th
Population Density1 # 353 71st
Diversity Index2 # 528 57th
Median Household Income # 169 86th
Per Capita Income # 146 88th

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