Mammoth Lakes is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,946 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mammoth Lakes is the 437th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Mammoth Lakes are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Mammoth Lakes is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mammoth Lakes is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mammoth Lakes who work in management occupations (15.04%), maintenance occupations (13.50%), and sales jobs (13.45%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Mammoth Lakes is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.79 minutes getting to work every day.
Despite being a small town, Mammoth Lakes has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Mammoth Lakes citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.14% of adults in Mammoth Lakes have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mammoth Lakes in 2010 was $27,663, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,652 for a family of four. However, Mammoth Lakes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mammoth Lakes is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mammoth Lakes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mammoth Lakes residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mammoth Lakes also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.67% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mammoth Lakes include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
Mammoth Lakes also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.94%.
The most common language spoken in Mammoth Lakes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.