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Mendota Heights, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mendota Heights had a population of 11,549 as of July 1, 2017. 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 44.8789 and longitude -93.1339 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mendota Heights (see map below) 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 912 feet.

The City of Mendota Heights (GNIS ID: 2395097) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mendota Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Mendota Heights, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,549
Daytime Population: Workers 9,993
Daytime Population: Residents 5,663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,656
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 11,466
Population in Familes 9,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 1,262
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $104,352
Average Household Income $154,233
Per Capita Income $61,751


Total Housing Units 4,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,968 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 608 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $381,099
Average Home Value $428,660


Total Households 4,576
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,293
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 0.58% 0.5%
Households 0.61% 0.51%
Families 0.38% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Mendota Heights, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendota Heights to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 93 90th
Population Density # 191 79th
Diversity Index # 261 72nd
Median Household Income # 26 97th
Per Capita Income # 12 99th

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