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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
City
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
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
Area
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,443
 • Estimate (2012) 7,436
 • Density 4,623.0/sq mi (1,785.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44060
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-49098
GNIS feature ID 1056421
Website http://www.citymol.org/

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%
Est. 2015 7,386 −0.8%
Sources:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,443 people, 3,197 households, and 2,012 families residing 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 population.

There were 3,197 households of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city 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 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census 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 per square mile (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.

There were 3,304 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,871, and the median income for a family was $50,802. Males had a median income of $38,049 versus $26,168 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,717. About 4.2% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


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