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Mendota, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mendota had a population of 11,879 as of July 1, 2018. Mendota ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mendota is located at latitude 36.7536 and longitude -120.3816 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mendota encompass a land area of 3.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 174 feet.

The City of Mendota (GNIS ID: 2411078) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mendota is located within Mendota CCD of Fresno County.

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Mendota, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,879
Population in Households 11,871
Population in Familes 10,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,604
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $27,048
Average Household Income $36,400
Per Capita Income $7,919


Total Housing Units 2,763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,412 (51.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $149,091
Average Home Value $186,201


Total Households 2,586
Average Household Size 4.59
Family Households 2,223
Average Family Size 5
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.92% 0.99%
Households 0.79% 0.93%
Families 0.78% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Mendota, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendota to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 455 70th
Population Density # 368 76th
Diversity Index # 540 64th
Median Household Income # 1484 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1508 1st

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