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The City of Mendota Heights had a population of 12,265 as of July 1, 2021. 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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,265 (100%)
Population in Households 12,182 (99.3%)
Population in Families 10,332 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 83 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,350
Diversity Index2 25
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $115,856
Average Household Income $160,529
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $64,563
Wealth Index5 254
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 5,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,137 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 755 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $417,814
Average Home Value $464,020
Housing Affordability Index3 159
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,892
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 3,475
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.91% 0.71%
Households 0.99% 0.77%
Families 0.72% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.96%

Mendota Heights, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendota Heights to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 89 90th
Population Density # 169 81st
Median Household Income # 31 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 326 36th
Per Capita Income # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 249 73rd

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