Mentor, Lake County, Ohio

Mentor: City in Ohio


Mentor is a city located in the county of Lake in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its population at the 2010 census was 47,159 and a population density of 650 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 47,090 inhabitants.

The city was created 226 years ago in 1796.

Mentor is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. Mentor was first settled in 1797. The population was 47,450 at the 2020 census. In 1876, James A. Garfield purchased a home in Mentor, from which he conducted the first successful front porch campaign for the presidency.

Mentor is located at (41.096099, -81.473855) with an elevation of 211 m (692 ft).

Mentor is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of Big Creek where it empties into the lake. It is part of the Lake Erie Snowbelt region and receives significant snowfall during the winter months.

Mentor has a humid continental climate according to Köppen climate classification system as the city's climate shows four distinct seasons and does not have a dry season month but does have a wetter summer month than winter month as all months excluding February average more than 0 mm (0 in) precipitation per month with July being its wettest month with an average rainfall total of 108 mm (4 inches).

There's the gorgeous Lake Erie, which is always perfect for a jog or walk. Or if you're feeling adventurous, you can even go swimming—the water is perfectly clear and cold!

Mentor also has tons of great restaurants and shops, plus some amazing museums like the Mentor Historical Society and the Fire Museum of Greater Cleveland. And if you need a break from all that exploring, there are plenty of parks to explore and relax in while taking in your surroundings. Oh, and did we mention that Mentor has its very own baseball stadium? Yep: Shadow Lake Park hosts the Lake County Captains games—so whether you're looking for something fun to do with your friends or an afternoon out with your family, Mentor's got it all!

Mentor has been named one of America's best cities by Money Magazine, as well as one of Ohio's Top 100 Small Towns by Frommer's Travel Guides.

Quick Facts about Mentor

Population : 47,090 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Ohio (United States)
County : Lake County
Postal code : 44060–44061
Phone Area Codes : 440
Area : 72.5 km2
Altitude : 692 feet / 211 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1797 (226 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:13:50 (2nd June 2023)
Density : 650 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.15% (2010-2020)
Mentor locator map
Location of Mentor on Ohio map.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site image
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
James A. Garfield National Historic Site image


Mentor is located at 41°39'58"N 81°20'22"W (41.6661600, -81.3395500).

Mentor map


According to census records, the population of Mentor decreased by 0.15% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 47,159 - census
2011 47,123 -0.08% estimation process
2012 47,019 -0.22% estimation process
2013 46,999 -0.04% estimation process
2014 46,970 -0.06% estimation process
2015 46,981 0.02% estimation process
2016 46,883 -0.21% estimation process
2017 47,138 0.54% estimation process
2018 47,194 0.12% estimation process
2019 47,262 0.14% estimation process
2020 47,090 -0.37% estimation process

Mentor zip code is 44060. County name: Lake, County fips: 39085

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Schools in Mentor

College & universities near Mentor, OH

Code Name City ZIP
441645 Brown Aveda Institute-Mentor Mentor (OH) 44060

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Mentor, OH

Code Name Address Type
CLE Cleveland Lakefront station 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway RAIL
ELY Elyria 410 East River Road RAIL
ALC Alliance 820 East Main Street RAIL
ERI Union Station 125 West 14th Street RAIL
SKY Sandusky 1200 North Depot St. RAIL

Post offices near Mentor

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mentor Post Office Mentor (OH) 44060

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Lake County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lake County , OH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Willoughby 22,967 City in Ohio, USA
Painesville 19,803 City in Lake County, Ohio, United States
Eastlake 17,940 Town in Lake County, Ohio
Willowick 14,067 City in Lake County, Ohio, United States of America
Wickliffe 12,728 City in Lake County, Ohio, United States
Willoughby Hills 9,540 City in Lake County, Ohio, United States of America
Mentor-on-the-Lake 7,378 City in Lake County, Ohio, United States of America
Kirtland 6,793 City in Lake County, Ohio, USA
Fairport Harbor 3,057 Village in Ohio
Perry 1,623 Village in Lake County, Ohio, United States
Madison 952 City in Lake County, South Dakota, United States
North Perry 885 Village in the United States
Kirtland Hills 645 Village in Lake County, Ohio, United States
Timberlake 642 Human settlement in Lake County, Ohio, United States of America
Waite Hill 452 Human settlement in Lake County, Ohio, United States of America
Grand River 407 Town in Ohio, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Mentor distances to largest Ohio cities