Mono City, California

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Mono City
census-designated place
Mono City is located in California
Mono City
Mono City
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°02′27″N 119°08′41″W / 38.04083°N 119.14472°W / 38.04083; -119.14472Coordinates: 38°02′27″N 119°08′41″W / 38.04083°N 119.14472°W / 38.04083; -119.14472
Country  United States
State  California
County Mono
 • Total 5.424 sq mi (14.048 km2)
 • Land 5.424 sq mi (14.048 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 6,768 ft (2,063 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 172
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 93541
Area code(s) 760; 442
GNIS feature IDs 1667836; 2583083
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mono City, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mono City, California

Mono City is a census-designated place[3] in Mono County, California.[2] It lies north of Mono Lake at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains at the junction of U.S. Route 395 and California State Route 167,[4] at an elevation of 6768 feet (2063 m).[2] The ZIP Code is 93541, mail to Mono City should be addressed Lee Vining.[5] The population was 172 at the 2010 census, down from 177 as of 2000 as reported by Mono County.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 5.4 square miles (14.0 km²), all of it land.



The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Mono City had a population of 172. The population density was 31.7 people per square mile (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of Mono City was 156 (90.7%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (0.6%) Native American, 2 (1.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 2 (1.2%) from other races, and 11 (6.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37 persons (21.5%).

The Census reported that 172 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 63 households, out of which 21 (33.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 44 (69.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1 (1.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (9.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 8 households (12.7%) were made up of individuals and 2 (3.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73. There were 48 families (76.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.94.

The population was spread out with 41 people (23.8%) under the age of 18, 7 people (4.1%) aged 18 to 24, 48 people (27.9%) aged 25 to 44, 61 people (35.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 15 people (8.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

There were 94 housing units at an average density of 17.3 per square mile (6.7/km²), of which 45 (71.4%) were owner-occupied, and 18 (28.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 126 people (73.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 46 people (26.7%) lived in rental housing units.


The 2000 United States Census reported the population of Mono City to be 126.[4] In 2000, 8.7% of the population was under 5 years old, 13% were from 5 to 17, 68% were from 18 to 64, and 8.7% were over 65.[4] Seventy-nine percent of the households were owner occupied and 21% were rented.[4] The California Department of Finance projects the population to increase to 159 by 2020 and to 171 in 2030.[4]

Fire Protection District[edit]

Mono City is the seat of the Mono City Fire Protection District, which was established in 1972.[4] The fire protection district covers an area of approximately 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2).[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mono City, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mono City, California
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Report of the Mono County Planning Department regarding the Mono City Fire Protection District
  5. ^ USPS online look up
  6. ^ Mono County populations.
  7. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.