Mendota Heights is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. It is a first ring southern suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 11,071 at the 2010 census.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.12 square miles (26.21 km2), of which 9.15 square miles (23.70 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) is water.Interstate Highway 35E, Interstate Highway 494, Minnesota Highways 55 and 110 are four of the main routes near the town. As of the census of 2010, there were 11,071 people, 4,378 households, and 3,204 families living in the city. The population density was 1,209.9 inhabitants per square mile (467.1/km2).
There were 4,620 housing units at an average density of 504.9 per square mile (194.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population. There were 4,378 households, of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
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