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 62,956 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 62,956
Daytime Population: Workers 15,571
Daytime Population: Residents 35,845
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 62,547
Population in Familes 54,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 409
Population Density2 1,642
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $62,652
Average Household Income $77,926
Per Capita Income $22,728


Total Housing Units 19,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,170 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,734 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,221 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $274,888
Average Home Value $330,593


Total Households 17,903
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 14,236
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.45% 1.78%
Households 2.41% 1.71%
Families 2.17% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 148 90th
Population Density # 653 57th
Diversity Index # 270 82nd
Median Household Income # 604 60th
Per Capita Income # 1052 31st

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