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Overview

Introduction to Mentor, Ohio

Mentor, Ohio, in Lake county, is 21 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's situated along the south shore of Lake Erie. The city includes industrial areas, small ranches and upscale lakefront homes. It's a primary retail location in the Greater Cleveland area. The city's name comes from the Greek figure Mentor.

Mentor History

Mentor was settled in 1797 as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. After the Civil War ended nurseries and greenhouses were thriving. Mentor became a popular summer resort area for the prosperous families of Cleveland. President James A. Garfield had a home in the city.

Mentor Attractions

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site includes the home of President Garfield and features a large collection of Victorian Furniture.
  • Lake County History Center
  • Ice Arena
  • Mentor Lagoon's Tall Ship Festival
  • Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum
  • Great Lakes Mall
  • Holden Arboretum
  • Mentor Fire Museum
  • Mentor Beach Park
  • Morton Pool & Spray Park
  • Headlands Beach State Park
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

Mentor Activities

The popular Headlands Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Erie. It's regarded as one of the best beaches in the state and includes hiking trails. The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve is situated on Lake Erie and includes an oak bluff and is a resting place for migrating birds and butterflies. Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve features rare plants and migrating birds.

Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve offers scenic trails and is popular with nature enthusiasts. Lake Erie attracts bird watchers. The city provides an extensive bicycle path system. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the Black Brook Golf Course. The county includes a collection of wineries.

Mentor Transportation

The nearest airport is Cuyahoga County Airport.

Mentor Higher Education

Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Dental - Medical Assistants, Cleveland State University and John Carroll University provide opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,896
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+24,688
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$45,389
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,549
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,262

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,778
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$167,100

Ancestry

Irish19.9%
Italian15.9%
English10.8%
Polish8%
Slovene6.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.5%
Hungarian4.6%
Croatian3.1%
Slovak2.9%
Scottish2.6%
Welsh1.7%
French Except Basque1.7%
Czech1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Russian1.1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Greek0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Mentor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes44060
P.O. Box Zip Codes44061
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.69
Approximate Longitude-81.33

Mentor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPAINESVILLE 4 NW
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp39 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 81 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationCHARDON
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance32.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grand River348$67,125
Kirtland6,802$107,821
Kirtland Hills717$145,208

Mentor Public Libraries

Mentor Public Library
8215 MENTOR AVE.
Mentor, Ohio
(440) 255-8811

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Mentor Public Schools

Brentmoor Elementary School
7671 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 255-7813
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Rice Elementary School
7640 Lake Shore Blvd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 257-5957
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Orchard Hollow Elementary School
8700 Hendricks Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 257-5955
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Ridge Middle School
7860 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 974-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 622
Bellflower Elementary School
6655 Reynolds Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 255-4212
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Mentor High School
6477 Center St
ZIP: 44060
(440) 974-5300
High
Total Enrollment 2704
Memorial Middle School
8979 Mentor Ave
ZIP: 44060
(440) 974-2250
Middle
Total Enrollment 688
Hopkins Elementary School
7565 Hopkins Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 255-6179
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Fairfax Elementary School
6465 Curtiss Ct
ZIP: 44060
(440) 255-7223
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Sterling Morton Elementary School
9292 Jordan Dr
ZIP: 44060
(440) 257-5954
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Shore Middle School
5670 Hopkins Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 255-4444
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Garfield Elementary School
7090 Hopkins Rd
ZIP: 44060
(440) 255-6609
Primary
Total Enrollment 415

Mentor Private Schools

Mentor Christian School
8600 Lake Shore Blvd
ZIP: 44060
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 123
St Gabriel School
9935 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 766
St Mary Of The Assumption School
8540 Mentor Ave
ZIP: 44060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 430
Lake Catholic High School
6733 Reynolds Rd
ZIP: 44060
Secondary
Total Enrollment 836
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