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Mentor, Ohio
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light, Mentor, Ohio viewed from the Mentor Headlands Beach State Park
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light, Mentor, Ohio viewed from the Mentor Headlands Beach State Park
Location of Mentor, Ohio
Location of Mentor, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°41′28″N 81°20′31″W / 41.69111, -81.34194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
Area
 - Total 28.1 sq mi (72.7 km²)
 - Land 26.8 sq mi (69.3 km²)
 - Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km²)
Elevation GR3 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 50,278
 - Density 1,878.2/sq mi (725.2/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44060-44061
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-49056GR2
GNIS feature ID 1085475GR3
Website: http://www.cityofmentor.com/

Mentor is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 50,278 at the 2000 census. In July 2006, CNNMoney.com ranked Mentor 68th in a list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light is a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, USA. It is situated on the on mouth of the Grand River. ... Mentor Headlands Beach Headlands Beach State Park is a public beach in Mentor, Ohio, United States. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias OH county maps by Catbar. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Listed are the 88 counties of the state of Ohio. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 440 is a North American telephone area code serving part of Northeast Ohio, United States, including the Greater Cleveland area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


In 1876 James A. Garfield purchased a home in Mentor, from which he conducted the first successful front porch campaign for the presidency. That home is now maintained as the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831–September 19, 1881) was a major general in the United States Army, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the twentieth President of the United States. ... In American political parlance, a front porch campaign is one in which the candidate remains at home, making speeches to supporters who come to visit, but does not travel around or otherwise actively campaign. ... James A. Garfield National Historic Site preserves the property associated with the 20th President of the United States. ...


The city is home to Headlands Beach State Park , the longest natural beach on Lake Erie. Mentor Headlands Beach Headlands Beach State Park is a public beach in Mentor, Ohio, United States. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ...


Mentor is a diverse community with industry, commerce and residential components. A wide range of housing is represented -- from condominiums and small ranches to half-million-dollar lakefront homes. According to the Mentor city website, 11 city parks comprise 930 acres of parkland. Many bike paths have been built in recent years. The city is a major center of retail stores and restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area. US 20 (Mentor Avenue) is the major retail center, with additional shopping found along most major roads. U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Befitting its large population, Mentor has one of the larger school systems in Ohio, with 10 elementary schools, three junior high schools, and Mentor High School. Like many school systems in Ohio, Mentor Schools suffered a financial crisis in the early 2000s, but passed a large levy and is now largely on solid footing -- one of the fastest Ohio school systems ever to emerge from fiscal emergency.


City government is based on a city manager executive appointed by city council. The city encourages development of light industry, which is reflected in its diverse economy and very low property taxes.


The city slogan is "It's better in Mentor," which almost rhymes because locals pronounce the city's name "men-ner", although in the media, "men-ter" is prominent.[1]

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Geography

Mentor is located at 41°41′28″N, 81°20′31″W (41.691245, -81.341955)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 72.7 km² (28.1 mi²). 69.3 km² (26.8 mi²) of it is land and 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²) of it (4.67%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 50,278 people, 18,797 households, and 14,229 families residing in the city. The population density was 725.2/km² (1,878.2/mi²). There were 19,301 housing units at an average density of 278.4/km² (721.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.30% White, 0.64% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 18,797 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.08. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $57,230, and the median income for a family was $65,322. Males had a median income of $44,021 versus $31,025 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,592. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable natives

James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831–September 19, 1881) was a major general in the United States Army, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the twentieth President of the United States. ... Bob Hallen (born March 9, 1975 in Mentor, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays offensive guard for the Cleveland Browns. ... Joseph Michael Jurevicius (born December 23, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He went to High School at Lake Catholic in Mentor, Ohio. ... Dustin Kirby (born December 12, 1984 in Mentor, Ohio) is a player on Real Salt Lakes reserve squad. ... Daniel Stanley Ryczek (born August 24, 1949 in Mentor, Ohio) was an American football offensive lineman in the NFL for the Washington Redskins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Rams. ... James Patrick Tressel,(born December 5, 1952) is the current head football coach at The Ohio State University. ... Sinisa Ubiparipovic (born August 25, 1983 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a forward/midfielder for Red Bull New York of Major League Soccer. ... Walter Wellman, standing on deck of airship Walter Wellman (1858–1934) was an American journalist, explorer, and aëronaut, born at Mentor, Ohio, and educated in the public schools. ... Bernard Lechowick is an American TV writer. ... David Wilcox is the name of two unrelated musicians. ...

Schools

  • Elementary Schools:
Bellflower Elementary
Brentmoor Elementary
Fairfax Elementary
James A. Garfield Elementary
Headlands Elementary
Hopkins Elementary
Lake Elementary
Sterling Morton Elementary
Orchard Hollow Elementary
Dale R. Rice Elementary
  • Junior High Schools:
Memorial Jr. High School
Ridge Jr. High School
Shore Jr. High School
  • High Schools:
Mentor High School
  • Private Schools:
Lake Catholic High School
Mentor Christian School (K-12)
St.Marys Mentor (K-8)

Mentor High School is a public high school (grades 10-12) located in Mentor, Ohio. ... Lake Catholic High School is located in Mentor, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland at 6733 Reynolds Rd. ...

External links

Coordinates: 41.691245° N 81.341955° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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