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The Lee Vining Census Designated Place had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2017. Lee Vining ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lee Vining is located at latitude 37.9556 and longitude -119.1337 in Mono County. The formal boundaries for the Lee Vining Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mono County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,781 feet.

The Lee Vining Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583054) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lee Vining population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lee Vining: Lakeview, Leevinging, Leevining, Poverty Flat.

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Lee Vining, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 212
Daytime Population: Workers 164
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 259
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 205
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $52,500
Average Household Income $73,286
Per Capita Income $29,395


Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (29.8%)
Median Home Value $328,571
Average Home Value $328,261


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.63% -0.96%
Households -0.83% -1.02%
Families 0.0% -1.16%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Lee Vining, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lee Vining to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1322 13th
Population Density # 1411 7th
Diversity Index # 562 63rd
Median Household Income # 879 42nd
Per Capita Income # 744 51st

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