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Lake Elsinore
Riverside County, California

92530, 92532

Page Contents for Lake Elsinore, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Lake Elsinore is approximately 47,634 (2007), 51821 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,505 (2000), 14788 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lake Elsinore is 60.734 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lake Elsinore is 33.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 16.989 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lake Elsinore to Washington DC is 2378 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 411 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lake Elsinore is positioned 33.66 degrees north of the equator and 117.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lake Elsinore elevation is 1,300 feet above sea level.
Lake Elsinore per capita income is $ 15,413 (2000).
Lake Elsinore median income is $ 51,000 (2005).
The Lake Elsinore median home price is $ 423,000 (2006).
Lake Elsinore average temperature is 78.5 degrees F.


in southern California about 19 miles from Riverside and southeast of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Elsinore Valley, Lakeland Village, Sedco Hills, Canyon Lake, Quail Valley, Wildomar, Lake Matthews, Sun City, Menifee, Temecula, Corona and Norco.
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History & History Related Items

The first choice for a name for this community was Laguna, but it was already taken. In 1883, they settled for Elsinore, liking the sound of the Shakespearean setting. The "lake" wasn't added to the city's name until 1972.

The lake was dry in the 1930s, but was re-filled during the early 1960s. A massive flood occurred in 1980 where many homes were flooded. Since then, an expansive project has helped to maintain the water levels of the lake.

See historical photos of the area including the snowstorm of 1931! Here is a history page for Lake Elsinore.
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The incorporation of Lake Elsinore

9 April 1888


Lake Elsinore
A 3300 acre lake with boat launch, campgrounds, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, picnicking and beach areas.

Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium
500 Diamond Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4457
Phone: 951-245-4369
Home of the Lake Elsinore Storm Minor League Baseball team

Lake Elsinore Airport - Sky Diving

Lake Elsinore West Marina
32700 Riverside Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-7880
Phone: 951-678-1300

Lake Elsinore Visitors Bureau

The Chimes
Antique & Collectibles Shoppe
201 W. Graham
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Housed in the Crescent Bath House, built in 1901

Lake Elsinore Historical Society Museum
106 South Main Street
Lake Elsinore, CA
Limited hours of operation. Please call ahead at 951-678-1537
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Economy & Industry

vibrant and growing! See an economic update for the city.
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Lake Elsinore City Government

City Of Lake Elsinore
130 S Main St
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: 951-674-3124


Lake Elsinore is located in the First Supervisorial District within Riverside County. The First District includes areas within the City of Riverside (the La Sierra and Arlington communities), as well as the cities of Murrieta, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore. The District also comprises unincorporated communities including Lakeland Village, Lake Mathews, Mead Valley, Wildomar and Santa Rosa Rancho, as well as portions of Gavilan Hills and Woodcrest.

Lake Elsinore Historical Events

It snowed this year in Lake Elsinore. A very unusual event for the area.

Lake Elsinore Chamber

Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber
132 W Graham Ave
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: 951-245-8848
Fax: 951-245-9127

Lake Elsinore Organizations

Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber
132 W Graham Ave
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: 951-245-8848
Fax: 951-245-9127

Lake Elsinore Libraries

Lake Elsinore Branch Library
400 W Graham Ave
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-3612
Phone: 951-674-4517
part of the Riverside County Library System

Lake Elsinore Schools

Lake Elsinore Unified School
545 Chaney St
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: 951-253-7000 Lake Elsinore


The population of Lake Elsinore was:
1976 - 3,800
1990 - 12,093
2000 - 28,928
2006 - 45,033
2007 - 47,634

The number of housing units:
2000 - 9,505

Median house value:
2000 - $ 144,800
2005 - $ 367,300
2006 - $ 423,000

Median household income:
2000 - $ 41,884
2005 - $ 51,000

The Average Family size:
2000 - 3.66

The Median age:
2000 - 28.7

The city is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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