Lake Elsinore, CA

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Living in Lake Elsinore

Lake Elsinore is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 69,283 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Elsinore is the 166th largest community in California. Lake Elsinore has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lake Elsinore, where the median household income is $71,476.00.

Housing costs in Lake Elsinore are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Elsinore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Elsinore is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Elsinore who work in sales jobs (11.50%), office and administrative support (10.81%), and management occupations (6.69%).

One downside of living in Lake Elsinore is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Elsinore, the average commute to work is 40.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Lake Elsinore citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.62% of adults 25 and older in Lake Elsinore have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lake Elsinore in 2018 was $23,782, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,128 for a family of four. However, Lake Elsinore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake Elsinore is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Elsinore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lake Elsinore, accounting for 52.75% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lake Elsinore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake Elsinore include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Lake Elsinore has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.48%).

The most common language spoken in Lake Elsinore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.