Overview for Ahwahnee, CA

2,134 people live in Ahwahnee, where the median age is 58.1 and the average individual income is $37,569. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

58.1 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Ahwahnee, CA

Ahwahnee has 849 households, with an average household size of 2.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ahwahnee do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,134 people call Ahwahnee home. The population density is 184.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

55.67 / 44.33%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Ahwahnee, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Ahwahnee. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Wasuma Elementary
K - 8th
Fresno Flats Community Day
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Ahwahnee, CA

There's plenty to do around Ahwahnee, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Matsumoto Samurai's Kitchen, Oakhurst Fruit Stand, and Sierra Seafood Specialties.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.97 miles 54 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.48 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.85 miles 20 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Shopping 4.45 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.27 miles 15 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 4.53 miles 19 reviews 4.8/5 stars
The land was once used as a home by Native Americans. (Ahwahnee is an Indian word meaning
“deep grassy valley.”) In 1851, a force of 74 Anglo miners under the command of Captain James
Burney, Sheriff of Mariposa County, fought a battle with the Miwok Indians on or near the park. Lt.
Skeane S. Skeenes received a mortal wound in the battle and was buried in what is now the park. In
1970 his body was moved to Oakhill Cemetery in Oakhurst.
The first owner of the property was Franklin Dennis, who homesteaded 160 acres on the future park
site in 1882. The property then passed to Martin H. and Bessie Cassell, who by 1891 owned 320 acres.
Sometime about April 1892, the property was purchased by Albert Henry Washburn (1836–1902),
owner of the stage company that operated between Raymond and Wawona. In August 1892,
Washburn sold the property to William Martin Sell, Sr. (1854-1932). Sell soon built the two-story
Ahwahnee Tavern to serve as a stage and luncheon stop on the Raymond to Wawona Road. Sell had
earlier been the first person to send a telegraph signal out of Yosemite Valley. Washburn built
stables and other buildings and operated the Ahwahnee Tavern in partnership with Sell.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt had lunch at the Ahwahnee Tavern on his way to meet John
Muir and visit Yosemite Valley. Other famous visitors included Susan B. Anthony, Andrew Carnegie,
John D. Rockefeller, and Crown Prince Albert of Belguim.
In 1906 William Sell moved to El Portal to build the El Portal Hotel. In his absence, Edwin T. Huffman
leased and ran the tavern. Horse-drawn stages were gradually replaced by automobile stages, and
in 1913 Huffman moved his operations to the Miami Lodge, which he had built in a location better
situated for automobile traffic.

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