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Overview

Introduction to Canyon Lake, California

Canyon Lake, California, in Riverside county, is 15 miles NW of Temecula, California and 19 miles S of Riverside, California

Canyon Lake History

Canyon Lake was developed as a master-planned community in 1968 by Corona Land Company. The California Southern Railroad established railway tracks in this area in 1882. After the floods of 1884, 1916 and 1927, the tracks were washed out and the railroad abandoned the line. The Railroad Canyon Reservoir was constructed in 1929. George D. Evans family the dam and the surrounding area from the Temescal Water Company in 1937 as a recreational area. It was incorporated as the City of Canyon Lake on December 1, 1990.

Canyon Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Perris Valley Historical Museum
  • Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
  • Orange Empire Railway Museum
  • California Citrus State Historical Park
  • Lake Perris State Recreation Area
  • Box Springs Mountain Regional Park

Things To Do In Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake offers easy access to several parks, including the Calafia Beach County Park, San Clemente State Beach, the Box Springs Mountain Regional Park, the Lake Perris State Recreation Area and Double Butte County Park. The Perris Valley Historical Museum, the California Citrus State Historical Park, the San Jacinto Valley Museum, Heritage House, the Sherman Indian Museum and the Orange Empire Railway Museum are all nearby as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Canyon Lake Country Club.

Canyon Lake Transportation

San Bernardino International is the nearest major airport.

Canyon Lake Higher Education

Mount San Jacinto College, Crafton Hills College and Saddleback College are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,985
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+4,923
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,786

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,166
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time44 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,708
Median House Value$379,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%
German21.7%
Irish13.1%
English12.1%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.3%
Swedish2%
Welsh1.8%
Norwegian1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.6%
Portuguese1.5%
Greek1.2%
Danishn0.9%
Canadian0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
African0.1%
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Canyon Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92587
Phone Area Codes951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.69
Approximate Longitude-117.24

Canyon Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationELSINORE
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationRIVERSIDE FIRE STA 3
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp42 to 66 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hemet82,748$42,857
Lake Elsinore60,230$66,255
Moreno Valley202,061$57,426
Murrieta108,583$80,879
Perris73,718$51,499
Temecula108,965$91,362

Canyon Lake Private Schools

Hope Learning Academy
31542 Railroad Canyon Rd # 4
ZIP: 92587
Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Sources :
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