City of Mentor Ohio Census

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 20,000 households in Mentor, Ohio. The average household size was 2.6 people.Families made up 72 percent of the households in Mentor, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (59 percent) and other families (13 percent). Nonfamily households made up 28 percent of all households in Mentor, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
The Types of Households in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 Married-couple families 59%Other families 13%People living alone 24%Other nonfamily households 4%  Percent of households
NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Five percent of the people living in Mentor, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-five percent was native, including 77 percent who were born in Ohio.
Among people at least five years old living in Mentor, Ohio in 2005-2009, 6 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 10 percent spoke Spanish and 90 percent spoke some other language; 38 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”
GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 92 percent of the people at least one year old living in Mentor, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 5 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 2 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 Same residence 92%Different residence, same county 5%Different county, same state 2%Different state 1%Abroad 0%  Percent of people age 1 year and over
EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 92 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 27 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Eight percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Mentor, Ohio was 13,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 1,600 and elementary or high school enrollment was 8,200 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 3,200.
The Educational Attainment of People in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 Graduate or professional degree 9%Bachelor’s degree 18%Associate’s degree 9%Some college, no degree 23%High school diploma or equivalency 33%Less than high school diploma 8%  Percent of people 25 years and over
DISABILITY: in Mentor, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.
INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Mentor, Ohio were Manufacturing, 22 percent, and Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 20 percent.
Employment by Industry in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%Construction 5%Manufacturing 22%Wholesale trade 3%Retail trade 12%Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3%Information 2%Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 9%Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 9%Educational services, and health care and social assistance 20%Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 8%Other Services, except public administration 4%Public administration 2%  Percent of employed people 16 years and over
OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 38 percent; Sales and office occupations, 28 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 14 percent; Service occupations, 13 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 7 percent. Eighty-six percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 9 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.
TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-eight percent of Mentor, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 6 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 1 percent used other means. The remaining 3 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 23.6 minutes to get to work.
INCOME: The median income of households in Mentor, Ohio was $62,500. Eighty-two percent of the households received earnings and 24 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-nine percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $17,262. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 6 percent of people were in poverty. Nine percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 4 percent of people 65 years old and over. Four percent of all families and 16 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
Poverty Rates in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 People age 65 and over 4%Related children under 18 years 9%All families 4%Female householder families 16%  Percent below poverty level
POPULATION OF Mentor, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Mentor, Ohio had a total population of 52,000 – 27,000 (52 percent) females and 25,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 42.8 years. Twenty-two percent of the population was under 18 years and 14 percent was 65 years and older.
The Age Distribution of People in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 65 and over 14%45 to 64 32%25 to 44 24%18 to 24 8%Under 18 22%  Percent of population
For people reporting one race alone, 96 percent was White; 1 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and less than 0.5 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. One percent of the people in Mentor, Ohio was Hispanic. Ninety-six percent of the people in Mentor, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Mentor, Ohio had a total of 20,000 housing units, 4 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 87 percent was in single-unit structures, 11 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 1 percent was mobile homes. Seventeen percent of the housing units were built since 1990.
The Types of Housing Units in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 Single-unit structures 87%In multi-unit structures 11%Mobile homes 1%  Percent of housing units
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Mentor, Ohio had 20,000 occupied housing units – 17,000 (88 percent) owner occupied and 2,400 (12 percent) renter occupied. Two percent of the households did not have telephone service and 3 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty-five percent had two vehicles and another 23 percent had three or more.
HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,436, nonmortgaged owners $498, and renters $867. Twenty-eight percent of owners with mortgages, 20 percent of owners without mortgages, and 47 percent of renters in Mentor, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Mentor, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009 Owners with mortgage 28%Owners without mortgage 20%Renters 47%  Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing.

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009.