Mendon, Illinois

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Mendon, Illinois

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Mendon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Mendon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mendon, Illinois

Comparing Mendon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 6

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Mendon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 89 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 62351
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.088
Longitude -91.283

Mendon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station QUINCY DAM 21
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
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Mendon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 883 100%
Male 418 47.3%
Female 465 52.7%
Under 18 243 27.5%
18+ 640 72.5%
65+ 125 14.2%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.08
White 880 99.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Mendon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 875
Growth -8
Growth % -0.9%

Mendon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 50.2%
Irish 12.3%
English 10.2%
US/American 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Italian 2.7%
Dutch 2.2%
European 1.9%
Swedish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French Canadian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mendon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Tioga (62351)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mendon 883 $41,750
Camp Point 1,244 $43,646
Coatsburg 226 $41,042
Columbus 112 $38,125
Lima 159 $38,000
Loraine 363 $43,542
Ursa 595 $42,083

Mendon Public Libraries

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(217) 936-2131
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Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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