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Canyon Lake, California - Basic Facts

The City of Canyon Lake had a population of 11,017 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Canyon Lake, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,017
Daytime Population: Workers 1,644
Daytime Population: Residents 5,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,635
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 11,014
Population in Familes 9,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,817
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $84,942
Average Household Income $109,328
Per Capita Income $39,276


Total Housing Units 4,639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,280 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 808 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 550 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $449,841
Average Home Value $507,566


Total Households 4,089
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,206
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.58% 0.94%
Households 0.53% 0.87%
Families 0.68% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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, 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 # 476 69th
Population Density # 496 67th
Diversity Index # 922 39th
Median Household Income # 294 81st
Per Capita Income # 382 75th

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