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Mendota is located approximately 70 miles east of Moline, Illinois; 55 miles south of

Rockford, Illinois, and 80 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. Mendota is served by U.S.

Interstate 39, U.S. Route 34, U.S. Route 52, and by many state highways including Illinois

Route 251. It is also only 15 miles from Interstate 80. Three Amtrak trains in each direction

stop daily at the Mendota Amtrak station between Chicago and Quincy. There are also two small airports near-by. 

Mendota is the fifth largest city in LaSalle County. It is part of the Ottawa-Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area. 

Population: 7,061

Population/Square Mile: 1,407.1

Median Owner-Occupied House Value: $107,200

Median Household Income: $58,974

Land Area: 5.15 square miles



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