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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Mendota is approximately 11,014 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,556 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mendota is 4.504 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mendota is 1.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.008 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mendota to Washington DC is 2464 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 135 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mendota is positioned 36.75 degrees north of the equator and 120.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mendota elevation is 174 feet above sea level.
Mendota per capita income is $ 6,967 (2000).
Mendota median income is $ 28,600 (2005).
The Mendota median home price is $ 197,900 (2005).


in central California, west of Fresno, in northern Fresno County. It is about 39 miles from Merced and about 41 miles from Fresno. Other nearby communities include Firebaugh, Tranquility, San Joaquin, Cantua Creek, Kerman, Dos Palos, South Dos Palos and Biola.
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History & History Related Items

The name of this community, Mendota, is a Native American word that means Crossing of Trails. In 1891, the railroad built a station at what would later become Mendota. In less than ten years, a business district had built up around the station. The station was discontinued around 1910 and that, along with the ending of other economic supports hurt the local economy for a time. Once a mining operation opened and agricultural work expanded, there was more need for services. Mendota incorporated in 1942.

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The incorporation of Mendota



The Mendota Federal Correctional Institution is a medium security facility with a separate facility for housing minimum security male inmates.

See photos of Mendota and the area here.

Mendota Wildlife area is located about three miles south of Mendota. The area has 11,802 acres. Some camping is available during a portion of the year.

William Robert Johnston Municipal Airport is located here and is run by the city of Mendota.
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Mendota City Government

City of Mendota
643 Quince Street
Mendota, CA 93640
Phone: 559-655-3291

Mendota Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
295 Tuft St.
Mendota, CA 93640-2274
Phone: 559-655-2530

Mendota Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
295 Tuft St.
Mendota, CA 93640-2274
Phone: 559-655-2530

Mendota Schools

Mendota Unified School District
115 McCabe Ave
Mendota, CA 93640
Phone: 209-655-4942
Mendota High School
1993 Belmont Ave.
Mendota, CA 93640
Phone: 209-655-1993
Mendota Community High School
211 Smoot Ave.
Mendota, CA 93640-2234
Phone: 209-655-4471 Mendota


The population of Mendota was:
1990 - 6,821
2000 - 7,890
2004 - 8,858
2006 - 9,752
2009 - 9,870
2010 - 11,014

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,758
2000 - 1,878
2009 - 2,301
2010 - 2,556

Median age:
2000 - 25.4 years
2010 - 26.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 23,705
2005 - $ 28,600
2009 - $ 23,705

Median house value:
2000 - $ 82,700
2005 - $ 197,900

Mendota is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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