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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
—  City  —
Location of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°42′49″N 81°21′53″W / 41.71361°N 81.36472°W / 41.71361; -81.36472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
 - Mayor John M. Rogers (not the 2nd Circuit judge)
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation [1] 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,127
 - Density 4,976.3/sq mi (1,921.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44060
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-49098[2]
GNIS feature ID 1056421[1]

Mentor-on-the-Lake is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,127 at the 2000 census.



Mentor-on-the-Lake is located at 41°42′49″N 81°21′53″W / 41.71361°N 81.36472°W / 41.71361; -81.36472 (41.713746, -81.364702)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.80%) is water.


Mentor-on-the-Lake shares many services with the nearby city of Mentor, including postal service.

Originally part of Mentor Township, the village was established October 22, 1924. The U.S. Census for 1970 recorded the official population as being over 5,000 and thus it became an incorporated city on February 12, 1971[4].

A vast majority of the land that comprises Mentor-On-The-Lake was originally owned and deeded as the Dickey-Moore tract and extended all the way south beyond U.S. Route 20 in the city of Mentor. A remnant of this era is a property known as Mooreland which was once owned by the Moore family and is situated on land that now houses Lakeland Community College.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,127 people, 3,304 households, and 2,230 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,976.3 people per square mile (1,925.1/km²). There were 3,405 housing units at an average density of 2,084.9/sq mi (806.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% Caucasian, 0.81% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population. 18.3% were of German, 16.3% Irish, 14.0% Italian, 7.7% Polish, 7.4% English and 6.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,304 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,871, and the median income for a family was $50,802. Males had a median income of $38,049 versus $26,168 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,717. About 4.2% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ City of Mentor-on-the-Lake: History from the official city website

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