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Overview

Introduction to Mendota, California

Mendota, California, in Fresno county, is 33 miles W of Fresno, California. The city is part of the Fresno metropolitan statistical area. 

Mendota History

Mendota was named after Mendota, Illinois. It thrived as a Southern Pacific Railroad storage stop after its establishment in 1891. The area was incorporated as a city in 1942.

Mendota and Nearby Attractions

  • Madera County Historical Museum.
  • Volta State Wildlife Area.
  • Los Gatos Creek County Park.
  • Pinnacles National Monument.
  • Fresno Metropolitan Museum.

Things To Do In Mendota

Local parks include McConnell State Park, San Lorenzo County Park, George J. Hatfield State Park and Pacheco State Park. Local museums include the Madera County Historical Museum, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Merced County Courthouse Museum. The Firebaugh Neighborhood Library and the Mendota Neighborhood Library are the local libraries.

Mendota Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is nearby.

Mendota Higher Education

West Hills Community College, California State University - Fresno, and Merced College offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,394
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens5%
Employed Population 16+3,358
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married38.3%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher1%
Median Earnings25+$12,952
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,477
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,972

Wealth

Median Family Income$24,990
% Above Poverty Level50.5%
% Below Poverty Level49.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone8.5%
Median Gross Rent$725
Median House Value$114,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)96.6%
German0.6%
Arab0.5%
Irish0.2%
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Mendota Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fresno County
Standard Zip Codes93640
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.67
Approximate Longitude-120.45

Mendota Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMADERA
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 97 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationLOS BANOS DET RESV
Distance34.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip8.3 inches
StationFRIANT GOVERNMENT CAMP
Distance40.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp44 to 73 F
Jul Temp61 to 99 F
Oct Temp50 to 81 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dos Palos5,103$37,125
Firebaugh8,176$40,212
Kerman14,424$44,601
Madera63,398$41,464
San Joaquin4,011$23,184

Mendota Public Schools

Mccabe Elementary
250 S. Derrick St.
ZIP: 93640
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Mendota Community Day
241 Smoot Ave.
ZIP: 93640
High
Total Enrollment 6
Mendota Continuation High
211 Smoot Ave.
ZIP: 93640
High
Total Enrollment 15
Mendota Elementary
605 Bass Ave.
ZIP: 93640
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Mendota High
1200 Belmont Ave.
ZIP: 93640
High
Total Enrollment 818
Mendota Junior High
1258 E. Belmont Ave.
ZIP: 93640
Middle
Total Enrollment 434
Washington Elementary
1599 Fifth St.
ZIP: 93640
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
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