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 7,415 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,415
Population in Households 7,411
Population in Familes 5,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 4,597
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,674
Average Household Income $62,891
Per Capita Income $27,305


Total Housing Units 3,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,064 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,154 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $147,236
Average Home Value $169,634


Total Households 3,218
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,983
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% 0.05%
Households 0.08% 0.11%
Families -0.18% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

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, 2018 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 # 222 82nd
Population Density # 23 98th
Diversity Index # 453 63rd
Median Household Income # 714 41st
Per Capita Income # 475 61st

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