Wheeler Crest, California

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Wheeler Crest is a small residential unincorporated community in southwestern Mono County, California. It functions as a bedroom community for workers in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, and as a home for retirees.[1] Geographically, it sits on the Sherwin Grade, which divides Round Valley in Inyo County from Long Valley in Mono County.[1]


The 2000 United States Census reported the population of Wheeler Crest to be 196.[1] For 2003, the California Department of Finance estimated the population to be 200.[1] In 2000, 6% of the population was under 5 years old, 70% were from 18 to 64, and 11% were over 65.[1] The median age was 51.[1] Ninety-five percent of the households were owner occupied and 5% were rented.[1] Under the current Mono County General Plan, the 116 developed parcels could be augmented by another 391 housing units.[1]

Fire Protection District[edit]

Wheeler Crest is the seat of the Wheeler Crest Fire Protection District, which was established in 1982.[1] This District covers an area of approximately 4 square miles (10 km2).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Report of the Mono County Planning Department regarding the Wheeler Crest Fire Protection District" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-25.

Coordinates: 37°30′35″N 118°38′18″W / 37.50972°N 118.63833°W / 37.50972; -118.63833