Population: 7,869

Male 56% Female 44%
Married 51%
Single 49%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Mammoth Lakes has a very low population density. Mammoth Lakes is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

318 Mammoth Lakes
27,441 New York

City Info

Mammoth Lakes, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Mammoth Lakes has a population density of 318, with 7,869 current residents.

Out of the 7,869 current residents, 56% are male and 44% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 75% Sun
  • 20% Rain
  • 57% Snow


52°F average temperature

  • 28 years Median home age
  • $348,880 Median home price
  • -22.52% Home appreciation rate
  • 6.97% Annual property tax
  • 18.1%
    Homes owned
  • 15.8%
    Homes rented
  • 66.1%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Mammoth Lakes, the air quality is 96% and the weather, on average, is 75% sunny, 20% rainy, and 57% snowy. The average temperature is 52°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Mammoth Lakes, you should know that 18.1% of homes are owned while 15.8% of homes are rented, and 66.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $348,880, the median age of homes is 28 years, the annual home appreciation is -22.52% and the annual property tax is 6.97%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Mammoth Lakes, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Mammoth Lakes’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Mammoth Lakes is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 55.52% Democratic, 42.25% Republican, and 2.23% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:18


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 88%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 23%
    Bachelors degree
  • 11%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Mammoth Lakes, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.20% of residents are unemployed in Mammoth Lakes (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Mammoth Lakes residents: 15.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.88% are in the arts and sciences field, 25.6% are in the customer service field, 21.9% are in the sales field, 0.10% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 6.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.53%, 6.62% of residents have an associate’s degree, 23.44% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.92% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Mammoth Lakes, you should be aware that the average commute time is 13 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Mammoth Lakes have a few different options. 61% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 8% of residents work from home.

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