Mammoth Lakes is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,009 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 90.32% 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 maintenance occupations (15.56%), management occupations (14.39%) and sales jobs (12.19%).
Of important note, Mammoth Lakes is also a town of artists. Mammoth Lakes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mammoth Lakes’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Mammoth Lakes telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Mammoth Lakes. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Mammoth Lakes.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mammoth Lakes spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
In Mammoth Lakes, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Mammoth Lakes is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Mammoth Lakes is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.33% of adults in Mammoth Lakes have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mammoth Lakes in 2010 was $27,170, 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 $108,680 for a family of four. However, Mammoth Lakes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mammoth Lakes is a somewhat 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 Native Hawaiiam. 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 38.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mammoth Lakes include Irish, German, English, Italian, French and Basque.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mammoth Lakes's cultural character, accounting for 25.41% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mammoth Lakes is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|MAMMOTH LAKES INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,691|
|MAMMOTH LAKES HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||42.27%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||57.74%|
|TYPE OF MAMMOTH LAKES HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||25.02%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.68%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||21.57%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||41.27%|
|SIZE OF MAMMOTH LAKES HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.53%|
|AGE OF MAMMOTH LAKES HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||11.67%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||75.54%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||9.99%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||2.80%|
|MAMMOTH LAKES REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$585,406|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,570|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $63,000||0.00%|
|$63,001 - $125,000||19.21%|
|$125,001 - $251,000||9.65%|
|$251,001 - $376,000||8.61%|
|$376,001 - $502,000||1.55%|
|$502,001 - $627,000||13.70%|
|$627,001 - $941,000||24.29%|
|$941,001 - $1,254,000||20.24%|
|PEOPLE OF MAMMOTH LAKES||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.43%|
|5 TO 17||15.66%|
|18 TO 24||16.23%|
|25 TO 34||14.25%|
|35 TO 54||28.18%|
|55 TO 64||12.04%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.21%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||77.89%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$60,984|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$27,170|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.93%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (19.22%)
Real estate (10.43%)
Public Service (3.85%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.26%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.13%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||1.56%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||12.79%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.42%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||38.80%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (13.38%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (63.77%)
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