- Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Mendota Heights, Minnesota — City — Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Dakota Area - Total 10.1 sq mi (26.1 km2) - Land 9.4 sq mi (24.2 km2) - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Elevation 912 ft (278 m) Population (2010) - Total 11,071 - Density 1,222.2/sq mi (471.9/km2) Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6) - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP codes 55118, 55120 Area code(s) 651 FIPS code 27-41696 GNIS feature ID 0647763 Website www.mendota-heights.com
Mendota Heights is in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. It is a first ring southern suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 11,071 at the 2010 census. It is one of the wealthiest towns in America; it ranks on the list of highest-income places in the United States with a population of over 10,000.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the very small town has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26 km2), of which, 9.4 square miles (24 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (7.05%) is water.
Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1960 5,028 — 1970 6,565 30.6% 1980 7,288 11.0% 1990 9,431 29.4% 2000 11,434 21.2% 2010 11,071 −3.2% U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2000 census, there were 11,434 people, 4,178 households and 3,237 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,222.2 per square mile (471.7/km²). There were 4,252 housing units at an average density of 454.5 per square mile (175.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.66% White, 0.88% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.
There were 4,178 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.14.
Age distribution was 27.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $97,701 and the median income for a family was $103,204. Males had a median income of $61,095 versus $41,208 for females; the per capita income was $49,589. About 1.3% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over. The median cost of houses and condos combined is $343,214. While the mean price of houses in the city is $459,833.
The mayor of Mendota Heights is John J. Huber. The previous mayor, Charles E. Mertensotto was in office for eight consecutive terms, and before that served on the Mendota Heights town council for 14 years. Mertensotto was responsible for the establishment of Mendakota Park and a major percent of the town's growth.
Henry Sibley High School (Public) Convent of the Visitation (Private, Girls K - 12) Saint Thomas Academy (Private, Boys 7 - 12)
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Municipalities and communities of Dakota County, Minnesota County seat: Hastings Cities Townships Unincorporated
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Ghost town Footnotes
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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