Lake Elsinore, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Elsinore, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Elsinore had a population of 60,818 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Elsinore ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Elsinore is located at latitude 33.686 and longitude -117.3354 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Elsinore (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.35 sq. miles and a water area of 5.48 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Lake Elsinore (GNIS ID: 2411601) 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 Lake Elsinore is located within Elsinore Valley CCD of Riverside County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Elsinore: Elsinore, Etengvo, Etengvo Wumona, Laguna, Laguna Grande, Machadao, Machado, Wamoma.

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


Total Population 60,818
Population in Households 60,403
Population in Familes 52,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density1 1,586
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 17,242
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 13,726
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 18,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,745 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,497 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,509 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $253,355
Average Home Value $302,997


Median Household Income $61,096
Average Household Income $75,165
Per Capita Income $21,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.28% 1.74%
Households 2.19% 1.63%
Families 1.92% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Lake Elsinore, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Elsinore 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 # 151 90th
Population Density1 # 661 56th
Diversity Index2 # 274 82nd
Median Household Income # 595 61st
Per Capita Income # 1045 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.