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The Town of Mammoth Lakes had a population of 8,121 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mammoth Lakes is located at latitude 37.6088 and longitude -118.9713 in Mono County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mammoth Lakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Mono County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 7,880 feet.

The Town of Mammoth Lakes (GNIS ID: 2412936) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Mammoth Lakes is located within Mammoth Lakes CCD of Mono County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mammoth Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mammoth Lakes, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,121
Population in Households 7,882
Population in Familes 5,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density1 327
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 3,161
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,687
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,396 (14.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,765 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,465 (67.2%)
Median Home Value $715,094
Average Home Value $647,475


Median Household Income $67,850
Average Household Income $79,251
Per Capita Income $31,340
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.25%
Households -0.34% -0.22%
Families -0.33% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mammoth Lakes, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mammoth Lakes to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 530 65th
Population Density1 # 1037 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 685 55th
Median Household Income # 459 70th
Per Capita Income # 589 61st

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