City of Lake Elsinore

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 [3]
• 42 Square Miles [3]
• Population of approximately 50,267 [1]
• Estimated Population of 69,558 by 2020 [2]
• Approximately 16,207 housing units in 2009 [2]
• Estimated 19,566 housing units in 2015, and 22,792 in 2020 [2]

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.

[1] US Census
[2] Riverside County Demographic Research
[3] City of Lake Elsinore