Lake Elsinore, CA
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Lake Elsinore is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 61,981 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Elsinore is the 166th largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lake Elsinore, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lake Elsinore, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lake Elsinore’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lake Elsinore does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,248.00.

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 (13.56%), office and administrative support (12.65%), and management occupations (8.75%).

In Lake Elsinore, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lake Elsinore rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.32% of adults 25 and older in Lake Elsinore have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Lake Elsinore in 2010 was $20,446, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,784 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 51.28% 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Elsinore include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Lake Elsinore also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.85%.

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