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Mentor is a city in Lake County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Hiram Mentor, settler. Another says it was named for the tutor of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus
The latitude of Mentor is 41.666N. The longitude is -81.339W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 692 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 50,004.
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20% of Mentor residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mentor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mentor was $24,592, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Mentor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Mentor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,160.
Libraries in Mentor include Headlands Branch Library, Lake Branch Library, Mentor Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mentor political report.
The average commute time for Mentor workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mentor between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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