Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio

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Mentor-on-the-Lake is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,127 at the 2000 census.



Mentor-on-the-Lake is located at 41°42′49″N 81°21′53″W / 41.71361°N 81.36472°W / 41.71361; -81.36472 (41.713746, -81.364702)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.80%) is water.


Mentor-on-the-Lake shares many services with the nearby city of Mentor, including postal service.

Originally part of Mentor Township, the village was established October 22, 1924. The U.S. Census for 1970 recorded the official population as being over 5,000 and thus it became an incorporated city on February 12, 1971[4].

A vast majority of the land that comprises Mentor-On-The-Lake was originally owned and deeded as the Dickey-Moore tract and extended all the way south beyond U.S. Route 20 in the city of Mentor. A remnant of this era is a property known as Mooreland which was once owned by the Moore family and is situated on land that now houses Lakeland Community College.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,127 people, 3,304 households, and 2,230 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,976.3 people per square mile (1,925.1/km²). There were 3,405 housing units at an average density of 2,084.9/sq mi (806.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% Caucasian, 0.81% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population. 18.3% were of German, 16.3% Irish, 14.0% Italian, 7.7% Polish, 7.4% English and 6.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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