Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Mendota Heights is in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. It is a first ring southern suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 11,594 at the 2000 census. It is one of the wealthiest cities in America; it ranks on the list of highest-income places in the United States with a population of over 10,000.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the very small town has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.1 km²), of which, 9.4 square miles (24.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (7.05%) is water.

Interstate Highway 35E, Interstate Highway 494, Minnesota Highways 55 and 110 are four of the main routes near the town.


At the 2000 census[1], there were 11,434 people, 4,178 households and 3,237 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,222.2 per square mile (471.7/km²). There were 4,252 housing units at an average density of 454.5/sq mi (175.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.66% White, 0.88% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 4,178 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.14.

Age distribution was 27.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

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