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Mendota Heights, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mendota Heights had a population of 11,751 as of July 1, 2022. Mendota Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mendota Heights is located at latitude 44.8836 and longitude -93.1383 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mendota Heights encompass a land area of 9.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Mendota Heights has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mendota Heights: City of Mendota Heights.

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Mendota Heights, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 11,751 (100%)
Population in Households 11,668 (99.3%)
Population in Families 9,887 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 83 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,295
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $125,913
Average Household Income $181,030
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $77,210
Wealth Index5 259


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,177 (81.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $454,300
Average Home Value $497,284
Housing Affordability Index3 126


Total Households 4,909
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 3,467
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.03% 0.06%
Households 1.12% 0.10%
Families   0.07%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%

Mendota Heights, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendota Heights to the other 913 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 94 90th
Population Density # 180 80th
Median Household Income # 25 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 302 33rd
Per Capita Income # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 270 71st

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