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Overview

Introduction to Lake Elsinore, California

Lake Elsinore, California, in Riverside county, is 15 miles NW of Temecula, California (center to center) and 20 miles S of Riverside, California. It's surrounded by the beautiful Ortega Mountains. The city is popular with residents due to the variety of recreational activities available at the beautiful Lake Elsinore, the year-round mild climate and being close to Orange County and Los Angeles. The bedroom community includes a large number of upper middle-class professionals. The restored downtown features vintage street lamps and attractive window canopies and has the charm of the 1920s.

Lake Elsinore History

During the 18th century the lake was utilized by Spanish ranchers and American trappers. Lake Elsinore became dry during the 1930s and was refilled during the early 1960s. Lake Elsinore was a popular location for numerous Hollywood celebrities during the first half of the 1900s. In 1980 an extensive rain caused the lake to flood which destroyed nearby houses and businesses. After the major flood occurred, an expensive system was created to keep the water level at a consistent level which allowed houses to be constructed near the lake.

Lake Elsinore Attractions

  • Lake Elsinore Diamond hosts a variety of special events and concerts.
  • Historic downtown antique district is a notable destination.
  • Lake Elsinore Outlet Stores location is well known and includes a vast number of popular stores.
  • Lake Elsinore features a resort/casino.
  • Extreme sports events are popular at Lake Elsinore.

Lake Elsinore Activities

Lake Elsinore is popular most of the year for boating, wind surfing, swimming, fishing, water skiing and activities on the beach. The lake offers beautiful campgrounds. It's a short drive to the scenic Cleveland National Forest. The Elsinore Valley is popular with skydiving enthusiasts due to the well known thermal winds. Excellent opportunities for hiking, bicycle riding and bird watching are available. The Trabuco Canyon Trail and the Chiquito Trail are popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Castle Amusement Park, Pharaohs Lost Kingdom, Scandia Amusement Park and Boomers Family Fun Center are nearby. There are numerous golf courses in the area including Cherry Hills Golf Course, North Golf Course and Colony Country Club. Crystal Cove, Chino Hills, Palomar Mountain and Don Tiburcio Tapia state parks are situated in the area and are popular for a variety of outdoor activities.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,229
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens6.3%
Employed Population 16+25,074
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married50.3%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,323
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,805

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,447
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time44 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone13.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,342
Median House Value$306,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62%
Irish8.2%
German8%
English4.7%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
Polish1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Belizean0.2%
African0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Australian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Lake Elsinore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92530, 92532
P.O. Box Zip Codes92531
Phone Area Codes951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.68
Approximate Longitude-117.37

Lake Elsinore 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
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationCORONA
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance20.7 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
Canyon Lake11,043$92,546
Moreno Valley203,691$60,754
Murrieta110,043$84,919
Perris75,011$55,841
Rancho Santa Margarita49,078$122,410
Temecula110,722$96,805

Lake Elsinore Public Schools

Elsinore Elementary
512 W. Sumner Ave.
ZIP: 92530
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Elsinore Middle
1203 W. Graham Ave.
ZIP: 92530
Middle
Total Enrollment 790
Keith Mccarthy Academy
520 Chaney St.
ZIP: 92530
High
Total Enrollment 156
Lakeland Village
18730 Grand Ave.
ZIP: 92530
Primary
Total Enrollment 912
Lakeside High
32593 Riverside Dr.
ZIP: 92530
High
Total Enrollment 1973
Machado Elementary
15150 Joy St.
ZIP: 92530
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Ortega High
520 Chaney St., Bldg. 100
ZIP: 92530
High
Total Enrollment 233
Railroad Canyon Elementary
1300 Mill St.
ZIP: 92530
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Rice Canyon Elementary
29535 W.wind Dr.
ZIP: 92530
Primary
Total Enrollment 884
Southern California Online Academy
1405 Ed Way
ZIP: 92530
Other
Total Enrollment 308
Terra Cotta Middle
29291 Lake St.
ZIP: 92530
Middle
Total Enrollment 1126
Withrow Elementary
30100 Audelo St.
ZIP: 92530
Primary
Total Enrollment 768
Canyon Lake Middle
33005 Canyon Hills Rd.
ZIP: 92532
Middle
Total Enrollment 1207
Cottonwood Canyon Elementary
32100 Lost Rd.
ZIP: 92532
Primary
Total Enrollment 942
Earl Warren Elementary
41221 Rosetta Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 92532
Primary
Total Enrollment 889
Herk Bouris Elementary
34257 Kalanchoe Rd.
ZIP: 92532
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Temescal Canyon High
28755 El Toro Rd.
ZIP: 92532
High
Total Enrollment 2172
Tuscany Hills Elementary
23 Ponte Russo
ZIP: 92532
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Preschool
565 Chaney St.
ZIP: 92580

Lake Elsinore Private Schools

Kids Cottage
16527 Lakeshore Dr
ZIP: 92530
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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