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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Location of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Location of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Location of Mentor-on-the-Lake in Lake County
Location of Mentor-on-the-Lake in Lake County
Coordinates: 41°42′49″N 81°21′53″W / 41.71361°N 81.36472°W / 41.71361; -81.36472Coordinates: 41°42′49″N 81°21′53″W / 41.71361°N 81.36472°W / 41.71361; -81.36472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
Area
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
620 ft (189 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,443
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,390
 • Density 4,581.53/sq mi (1,768.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44060
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-49098
GNIS feature ID 1056421

Mentor-on-the-Lake is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,443 at the 2010 census.

History

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.

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.

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

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2), of which 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 230
1940 538 133.9%
1950 1,413 162.6%
1960 3,290 132.8%
1970 6,517 98.1%
1980 7,919 21.5%
1990 8,271 4.4%
2000 8,127 −1.7%
2010 7,443 −8.4%
2019 (est.) 7,390 −0.7%
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2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 7,443 people in 3,197 households, including 2,012 families, in the city. The population density was 4,623.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,785.0/km2). There were 3,461 housing units at an average density of 2,149.7 per square mile (830.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 1.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4%.

Of the 3,197 households 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.7% of households were one person and 11.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age was 40.3 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Education

Residents in Mentor-on-the-Lake are zoned to Mentor Public Schools. Most students are zoned to Lake Elementary School, while some are zoned to Orchard Hollow Elementary School. Almost all students are zoned to Shore Middle School, with a small portion of the city zoned to Memorial Middle School. All students are zoned to Mentor High School.

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