Lee Vining, California

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Population in 2010: 222.
Males: 122  (55.1%)
Females: 100  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

60.6 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93541.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,567
Lee Vining:

$66,567
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,831

Lee Vining CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $351,795
Lee Vining:

$351,795
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $631,791; detached houses: $710,829; townhouses or other attached units: $771,986; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $539,655; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $644,983; mobile homes: $131,608

Median gross rent in 2019: $913.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lee Vining: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.1%

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  • Races in Lee Vining, CA (2019)
    • 7778.6%White alone
    • 99.2%Hispanic
    • 55.1%Black alone
    • 55.1%Asian alone

Races in Lee Vining detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: English (67.6%), Nigerian (7.0%), Italian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6781 feet

10 residents are foreign born (5.1% Africa).

This place:

10.2%
California:

26.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clovis, CA (84.8 miles , pop. 68,468).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (89.3 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (271.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Mono City, CA (2.4 miles),
June Lake, CA (3.5 miles ),
Bridgeport, CA (4.6 miles ),
Mammoth Lakes, CA (4.8 miles ),
Yosemite Valley, CA (5.4 miles ),
McGee Creek, CA (5.7 miles),
Crowley Lake, CA (5.8 miles ),
Yosemite, CA (5.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.96 N, Longitude: 119.12 W

Area code: 760

Distribution of median household income in Lee Vining, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.1%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 174. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

174
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.415. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.415
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 44.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Earthquake activity:

Lee Vining-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8355% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mono County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Mudslides: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Lee Vining:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lee Vining:

  • University of California-Merced (about 83 miles; Merced, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,981)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 85 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 85 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Merced College (about 86 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 6,973)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 87 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 87 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Fresno City College (about 91 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)

Public high schools in Lee Vining:

  • LEE VINING HIGH (Students: 38, Location: 51710 HIGHWAY 395, Grades: 9-12)
  • TIOGA COMMUNITY (Location: 132 LEE VINING AVE., Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Lee Vining:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lee Vining: Lee Vining Ranger Station (A), Lee Vining Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Beartrack Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mono County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lee Vining and their reported violations in the past:

TIOGA PASS RESORT (Population served: 100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
LUNDY LAKE RESORT (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
TIOGA LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TIOGA GAS MART (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lee Vining that have no violations reported:

  • LOG CABIN WILDERNESS CAMP (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SADDLEBAG LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ELLERY LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Lee Vining:

Marital status in Lee Vining, CA
  • Never married: 47.4%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Lee Vining:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 34.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lee Vining, CA (based on Mono County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,8523
Evangelical Protestant3958
Other3403
Mainline Protestant582
None557-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Mono County:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Mono County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

34.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mono County:

6.7%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mono County:

8.4%
California:

17.9%

9.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.61% ($72,802 average AGI)
from Inyo County, CA  0.97% ($57,654)
from San Diego County, CA  0.88% ($46,638)


9.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.44%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Inyo County, CA  0.95% ($48,843 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.64% ($30,235)
to San Diego County, CA  0.64% ($40,912)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lee Vining:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lee Vining:

  • KWTM (90.9 FM; JUNE LAKE, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KMMT (106.5 FM; MAMMOTH LAKES, CA; Owner: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FM ASSOCIATES,INC.)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KRHV (93.3 FM; BIG PINE, CA; Owner: DAVID A. AND MARYANN M. DIGERNESS)
  • KIBS (100.7 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BS (89.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KWTW (88.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAAT (103.1 FM; OAKHURST, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION)
  • K299AF (107.7 FM; BRIDGEPORT, ETC., CA; Owner: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FM ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Lee Vining fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2019 11:47 AM, Us-395, Lat: 37.958375, Lon: -119.120272, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • 8,750Total average daily traffic
  • 962Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,186Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lee Vining)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lee Vining, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • CONWAY, 10 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 38.087694 Lon: -119.176806), Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: WMQ770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2168.40 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/13/1998, Registrant: Gte Mobilnet Of Central California Incorporated, 245 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30346
  • LEE VINING, Near The Intersection Of Hwy 120 And Hwy 395 (Lat: 37.952583 Lon: -119.116000), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQJF488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2018, Expiration Date: 08/19/2028, Certifier: Leon Machado, Registrant: Southern California Edison Company, General Office #3, 3rd Floor, 2131 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770, Phone: (626) 543-6295, Fax: (626) 543-6472, Email:
  • LEE VINING, Third Street (Lat: 37.956583 Lon: -119.119583), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNM38,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.50 MHz, 6375.20 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/1988, Expiration Date: 03/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2000, Registrant: Contel Of California Inc, 16071 Mojave Drive, Victorville, CA 92392
  • CAIN RANCH, 5 Mi S Of (Lat: 37.888806 Lon: -119.090417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WBH624,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/14/2020, Expiration Date: 01/10/2031, Registrant: City Of Los Angeles Department Of Water & Power, 1216 W. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026, Phone: (213) 367-5896, Email:
  • CONWAYSUMVLT1, Conway Summit Radio Site 15 Km Nw (Lat: 38.088528 Lon: -119.176806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WDW25,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 953.950 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2019, Expiration Date: 10/13/2029, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE6VVE, Grant Date: 07/07/1995, Expiration Date: 07/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2007, Registrant: Shawn M Moats, Box 333, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Call Sign: KG6ANO, Licensee ID: L00209838, Grant Date: 03/08/2000, Expiration Date: 03/08/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2012, Certifier: Russell A Bell, Registrant: Russell A Bell, General Delivery, Lee Vining, CA 93541

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lee Vining, CA
  • 43.5%Utility gas
  • 41.9%Other fuel
  • 14.5%Electricity


Lee Vining compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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