The City of Lake Elsinore was incorporated in 1888, which makes it one of the oldest cities in Southern California. Located in the western portion of Riverside County along the I-15 Corridor, Lake Elsinore is one of the fastest developing cities in the county.
A popular destination resort for more than a century, Lake Elsinore is the largest freshwater lake in Southern California with more than 3,000 surface acres and more than 14 miles of shoreline. Visitors and residents enjoy a year-round Mediterranean climate and an array of recreational choices ranging from water sports and hiking to sky-diving, hang-gliding, and off-road motor sports.
During the past decade the city has undergone many redevelopment improvements including a revitalized downtown area with museums, restaurants, shops and more all aspiring to a 1920s style motif. In addition, the city has added an array of commercial and industrial elements to its economic mix to support a growing population of new residents.
• Incorporated in 1888 
• 42 Square Miles 
• Population of approximately 50,267 
• Estimated Population of 69,558 by 2020 
• Approximately 16,207 housing units in 2009 
• Estimated 19,566 housing units in 2015, and 22,792 in 2020 
The City of Lake Elsinore has an active economic development department that works with existing and prospective businesses through a fast track program designed to expand and retain a strong business community. The city is also a Foreign Trade Zone for qualified businesses.
 US Census
 Riverside County Demographic Research
 City of Lake Elsinore