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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Mendota is a town in Illinois with a population of 7,035. Mendota is in LaSalle County. Living in Mendota offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Mendota and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mendota are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$529
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Mendota Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    42.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    99.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    580.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Mendota

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,130
National
$55,322

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Mendota Reviews

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Mendota has a high diversity rate and a small, open community. However, Mendota also has an enormous problem with being small minded on what the outside world is like. The townspeople act as they the world rotates around them, and cruelty is the only way to communicate. I have worked in two places in Mendota and they all run in the same condescending, unprofessional fashion. I have had a job outside of Mendota and was never treated as I was in Mendota.

Most businesses do not last long here due to poor income. There are also very few job opportunities. But the housing is low-income and relatively affordable.

The schools are average at best, but the staffing is always fantastic and there are lots of extracurricular options.
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The law enforcement in this area is great! I feel safe in the town, and the law enforcement is extremely friendly and helpful. There really isn't much crime in Mendota because the law enforcement is always on top of it.
Mendota is an incredible, wonderful, and phenomenal community. The people are great. It is an extremely family oriented, friendly, and peaceful community. The town stays optimistic, clean, and safe. Words can barely express the greatness in this small town. In order to truly understand the exceptional traits in the small town you would have to experience it. If I had to choose and do anything over again, I, honestly would not. I have enjoyed every minute of living here.