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Located in: Dakota County (see below)

Pronunciation: men-DOH-tuh   <1>

Typical Abbreviation: Mendota Hts.

Time Zone: Mendota Heights lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Elevation: 900 feet [274.32 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Mendota Heights)

Population

2018:<3>     11,340   (2.43% increase since 2010)  
2010:     11,071   (3.17% decrease since 2000)
2000:     11,434

Total Area:<4>   10.12 sq. miles [26.2 km²]   - of which 9.58% is water (0.97 sq. miles [2.5 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   4,620

Official Website: www.mendota-heights.com/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Mendota Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8813, Longitude: -93.1404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mendota Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   44° 52' 52"
Lon:   -93° 8' 25"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Saint Paul West

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Mendota Heights

GNIS ID:   2395097
FIPS State / Place Code:   27 / 41696

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mendota Heights)


About Dakota County

The city of Hastings is the County Seat for Dakota County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Dakota)

Population

2018:     425,423   (6.74% increase since 2010)  
2010:     398,552   (11.98% increase since 2000)
2000:     355,904

Total Area:   586 sq. miles [1,520 km²]   - of which 4.21% is water (24.7 sq. miles [64 km²])

Housing Units:   159,598

Official Website:   www.co.dakota.mn.us/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Dakota

GNIS ID:   659464
FIPS State / County Code:   27 / 037

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mendota Heights)


About Minnesota

From the US Census

Population

2018:     5,611,179   (5.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,303,925   (7.81% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,919,479

Websites for State of Minnesota

Official Website:   https://mn.gov/
Tourism:   https://www.exploreminnesota.com/
Parks:   https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/
Fishing:   https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/
Hunting:   https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Minnesota

GNIS ID:   662849
FIPS State:   27

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mendota Heights)

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The official website for Mendota Heights: www.mendota-heights.com/

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mendota Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Mendota Heights. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Mendota Heights, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Mendota Heights.

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