Mammoth Lakes, California

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Mammoth Lakes, California

Introduction to Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono county, is 69 miles NE of Clovis, California and 76 miles NE of Fresno, California. The town has a population of 7,093.

Mammoth Lakes History

Mammoth Lakes was named after the Mammoth Mining Company. Mono County was carved from parts of Fresno County, Calaveras County and Mariposa County. Kuzedika Native Americans once inhabited the area.

Mammoth Lakes and nearby Attractions

  • Yosemite National Park
  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum
  • Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve
  • Fresno Metropolitan Museum
  • Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area
  • Mariposa Museum & History Center

Things To Do In Mammoth Lakes

Local museums include the Mariposa Museum & History Center, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the California State Mining and Mineral Museum. The Red Rooster Mall Shopping Center, the Mammoth Gateway Center Shopping Center, the Sierra Center Mall Shopping Center and the Main Street Plaza Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. The Saint Joseph Church is located nearby as well. Mammoth Lakes hosts the Mammoth Festival of Wine, Music and Food every August.

Mammoth Lakes Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is located nearby.

Mammoth Lakes Higher Education

Local colleges include Reedley College, Fresno City College and Western Nevada Community College.

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High Points

Mammoth Lakes strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mammoth Lakes Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Mammoth Lakes Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Mammoth Lakes Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mammoth Lakes Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Mammoth Lakes, California

Comparing Mammoth Lakes to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Age of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 3
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 4
Low Property Crime 2 1

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Mammoth Lakes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NE of Clovis, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NE of Fresno, California
County Mono
Standard Zip Codes 93546
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.648
Longitude -118.971

Mammoth Lakes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 48 to 74 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station AUBERRY 2 NW
Distance 48.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 57 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Mammoth Lakes Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,093 100%
Male 4,034 56.9%
Female 3,059 43.1%
Under 18 1,594 22.5%
18+ 5,499 77.5%
65+ 307 4.3%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 5,902 83.2%
African-American 29 0.4%
Asian 90 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 35 0.5%
Other 876 12.4%
Mixed Race 152 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,575 22.2%

Estimated Mammoth Lakes Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,156
Growth 63
Growth % 0.9%

Mammoth Lakes Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.5%
German 13.5%
Irish 11.5%
English 8.6%
US/American 5.4%
Italian 4%
Norwegian 3.6%
Scottish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
European 1.6%
Swedish 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Polish 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Australian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
British 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mammoth Lakes, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crowley Lake (93546)
Lake Mary (93546)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Mammoth Lakes Public Libraries

Mono County Free Library
Mammoth Lakes, California
(760) 934-4777

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Starbucks in Mammoth Lakes

(As of 2005)
6201 Minaret Rd, Ste 204
Mammoth & Meridian
436 Mammoth Rd
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481 Old Mammoth Rd
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Student/teacher ratio: 18

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Serves 27 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

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