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Welcome to Mendota ...

The city of Mendota is located in Dakota County.

The location of Mendota has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Mendota: men-DOH-tuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mendota has a population of 208 people<3> (see below for details).

Mendota is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mendota lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Mendota: (651)

The ZIP code for Mendota: 55150<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mendota had a population of 198 people. This makes Mendota the county's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 198 people, the population of Mendota has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 197 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mendota had an population of 208 people. This is an increase of 5.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.58% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mendota.

Communities Also Named Mendota ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Mendota - they are located in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (5), Missouri, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mendota.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mendota. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mendota. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mendota.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mendota:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mendota ...

Looking for more information about Mendota? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mendota, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mendota.

Communities near Mendota ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Mendota

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Mendota

Located in Ramsey County

Bloomington   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mendota

Located in Hennepin County

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mendota

Located in Hennepin County

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mendota

Located in Hennepin County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Mendota

Located in Washington County

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Mendota

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Mendota

Blaine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Mendota

Located in Anoka County

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Mendota

Located in Hennepin County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mendota.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mendota. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Mendota. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mendota.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mendota - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mendota). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mendota or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mendota) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mendota. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mendota

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mendota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8861, Longitude: -93.1615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mendota have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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