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Canyon Lake, California - Basic Facts

The City of Canyon Lake had a population of 10,917 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Canyon Lake is located at latitude 33.6883 and longitude -117.2635 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canyon Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.74 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,384 feet.

The City of Canyon Lake (GNIS ID: 2409979) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Canyon Lake is located within Perris Valley CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canyon Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Canyon Lake, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,917
Population in Households 10,914
Population in Familes 9,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,791
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 4,038
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 3,165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,235 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 802 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 583 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $426,443
Average Home Value $482,896


Median Household Income $80,465
Average Household Income $103,009
Per Capita Income $36,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.92%
Households 0.41% 0.79%
Families 0.58% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Canyon Lake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canyon Lake to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 476 69th
Population Density1 # 488 68th
Diversity Index2 # 916 40th
Median Household Income # 306 80th
Per Capita Income # 385 75th

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