Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Mendota Heights
Motto: 
"Between St.Paul And Minneapolis The Best Kept Secret"
Dakota County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Mendota Heights Highlighted.svg
Location of the city of Mendota Heights
within Dakota County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°53′13″N93°8′6″W / 44.88694°N 93.13500°W / 44.88694; -93.13500
CountryUnited States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
Area
[1]
  Total10.05 sq mi (26.02 km2)
  Land9.07 sq mi (23.50 km2)
  Water0.97 sq mi (2.52 km2)
Elevation
912 ft (278 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total11,744
  Density1,294.10/sq mi (499.66/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55118, 55120
Area code 651
FIPS code 27-41696 [2]
GNIS feature ID0647763 [3]
Website www.mendota-heights.com

Mendota Heights is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. It is a first ring southern suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 11,744 at the 2020 census. [4]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.12 square miles (26.21 km2), of which 9.15 square miles (23.70 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) is water. [5]

Interstate Highway 35E, Interstate Highway 494 and Minnesota Highways 55 and 62 are four of the main routes near the town.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1860 454
1870 444−2.2%
1880 74166.9%
1890 7410.0%
1900 8139.7%
1910 8231.2%
1920 757−8.0%
1930 94825.2%
1940 1,36043.5%
1950 2,10754.9%
1960 5,028138.6%
1970 6,56530.6%
1980 7,28811.0%
1990 9,43129.4%
2000 11,43421.2%
2010 11,071−3.2%
2020 11,7446.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

2010 census

As of the census [7] of 2010, there were 11,071 people, 4,378 households, and 3,204 families living in the city. The population density was 1,209.9 inhabitants per square mile (467.1/km2). There were 4,620 housing units at an average density of 504.9 per square mile (194.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 4,378 households, of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.9% were from 25 to 44; 36.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, [2] there were 11,434 people, 4,178 households and 3,237 families living in the town. The population density was 1,222.2 inhabitants per square mile (471.9/km2). There were 4,252 housing units at an average density of 454.5 per square mile (175.5/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.

Local government and politics

The City was incorporated in 1956. It operates as a Plan A form of government under Minnesota law, with an elected Mayor and four members of a City Council. The term of office for the Mayor is two years. The City Councilors are elected for four year, staggered terms.

Presidential election results
2020 Precinct Results Spreadsheet [8] 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet [9] 2012 Precinct Results Spreadsheet [10] 2008 Precinct Results Spreadsheet [11] 2004 Precinct Results Spreadsheet [12] 2000 Precinct Results Spreadsheet [13] 1996 Precinct Results [14] 1992 Precinct Results [15] 1988 Precinct Results [16] 1984 Precinct Results [17] 1980 Precinct Results [18] 1976 Precinct Results [19] 1968 Precinct Results [20] 1964 Precinct Results [21] 1960 Precinct Results [22]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 35.6% 3,11462.3%5,4482.1% 187
2016 36.2% 2,87155.2%4,3828.6% 680
2012 45.9% 3,71852.6%4,2631.5% 127
2008 43.2% 3,46755.1%4,4221.7% 133
2004 47.1% 3,70052.2%4,1050.7% 52
2000 47.4%3,46246.9% 3,4325.7% 416
1996 43.5% 2,89848.5%3,2348.0% 537
1992 37.1% 2,47942.2%2,82120.7% 1,378
1988 54.7%2,93845.3% 2,4320.0% 0
1984 58.9%2,78841.1% 1,9460.0% 0
1980 50.1%2,21936.7% 1,62813.2% 584
1976 57.7%2,27039.7% 1,5592.6% 102
1968 50.1%1,38847.4% 1,3132.5% 68
1964 45.3% 1,07654.5%1,2950.2% 6
1960 55.1%1,27844.8% 1,0390.1% 3

Economy

Headquartered in Mendota Heights

Education

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Coordinates: 44°53′01″N93°08′18″W / 44.88361°N 93.13833°W / 44.88361; -93.13833