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Mendota

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Mendota is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States, in the state's north-central region. The population was 7,372 at the 2010 census, and was estimated to be 7,204 by July 2015. It is part of the Ottawa-Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area. Mendota is located approximately 70 miles east of Moline and 55 miles south of Rockford. The current mayor is David W. Boelk, an independent elected to a four-year term.HistoryMendota is a name derived from a Native American word meaning "junction of two trails", which was found appropriate for the city since there was a nearby railroad junction.GeographyAccording to the 2010 census, Mendota has a total area of 5.096sqmi, of which 5sqmi (or 98.12%) is land and 0.096sqmi (or 1.88%) is water.DemographicsAs of the 2010 census there were 7,372 people and 2,826 households residing in the city. The population density was 1,475.9 people per square mile (569.8/km²). There were 3,037 housing units at an average density of 607.4 per square mile (233.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 8.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.5% of the population.
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