Mammoth Springs, California, is the home of many mountain biking enthusiasts and skiers. While most of Mammoth Springs' residents are from Southern California, they come to Mammoth on weekends and throughout the summer. There are several reasons why these people are attracted to the town. For one thing, the population is not particularly affordable. A new five to seven bedroom mansion can fetch $5 million, but the most affordable housing options are densely packed condominiums and small A-frame buildings near the town center.
The Mammoth Springs population is 935, which is slightly lower than the year 2000. The city is growing at a much slower rate than similar cities in the United States, with a population that is 18.6% lower than in 2000. The median age of the population is 18 years old, with 46.9% males and 53.1% females. The average income is $34,000, and 23.6% of residents are 65 and older.
The average household income in Mammoth Springs is $35,556, which is slightly higher than the national average. However, the majority of Mammoth Spring residents are not wealthy and struggle to make ends meet. The poverty rate is high at 26.9%, with 14.3% of households living below the poverty line. Most of the people in Mammoth Spring are employed, with 78.2% of housing units owned by residents and 21.8% rented.