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Lake Elsinore, California

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Welcome to Lake Elsinore ...

The city of Lake Elsinore is located in Riverside County.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Elsinore: Lk. Elsinore

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lake Elsinore has a population of 66,411 people<1> (see below for details).

Lake Elsinore was incorporated April 9, 1888.

The community of Lake Elsinore is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Lake Elsinore lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lake Elsinore is located in the (951) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lake Elsinore: 92530-92532<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Elsinore had a population of 51,821 people. This makes Lake Elsinore the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Lake Elsinore represents 0.14% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,821 people, the population of Lake Elsinore increased 79.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,928 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lake Elsinore had an population of 66,411 people. This is an increase of 28.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 129.57% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Elsinore.

Communities near Lake Elsinore ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Lake Elsinore and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Corona   [Map]   167,836   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Menifee   [Map]   90,595   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Moreno Valley   [Map]   207,226   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Murrieta   [Map]   113,326   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Perris   [Map]   77,879   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lake Elsinore.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Elsinore. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Elsinore. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Elsinore. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lake Elsinore:

Websites for Lake Elsinore ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Elsinore ...

Looking for more information about Lake Elsinore? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lake Elsinore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Elsinore.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Elsinore.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Elsinore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lake Elsinore). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Elsinore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lake Elsinore includes: 92530, 92531 & 92532.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Elsinore) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Elsinore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Elsinore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Elsinore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6736, Longitude: -117.3335     [Map].

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