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 68,183 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Elsinore is the 166th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Lake Elsinore was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lake Elsinore economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lake Elsinore, where the median household income is $67,668.00.

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, Lake Elsinore isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Elsinore are a mix 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 (11.89%), office and administrative support (10.06%), and food service (6.76%).

One downside of living in Lake Elsinore, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.22 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Lake Elsinore who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.15% of the adults in Lake Elsinore have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Elsinore in 2018 was $22,629, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,516 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 53.80% 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, Italian, English, and French.

Lake Elsinore also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.85%.

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