Lake Elsinore, California Population 2021

71,747
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Lake Elsinore is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 71,747, it is the 124th largest city in California and the 514th largest city in the United States. Lake Elsinore is currently growing at a rate of 1.75% annually and its population has increased by 38.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,821 in 2010. Lake Elsinore reached it's highest population of 71,747 in 2021. Spanning over 44 miles, Lake Elsinore has a population density of 1,875 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Elsinore is $83,155 with a poverty rate of 14.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,476 per month, and the median house value is $352,600. The median age in Lake Elsinore is 30.6 years, 30.8 years for males, and 30.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males.

Lake Elsinore Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lake Elsinore was:

  • White: 50.53%
  • Other race: 30.16%
  • Black or African American: 6.63%
  • Asian: 6.07%
  • Two or more races: 5.91%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Lake Elsinore, California is 71,747, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,051.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 51,821.

Lake Elsinore, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,25550.53%
Some Other Race19,85330.16%
Black or African American4,3626.63%
Asian3,9936.07%
Two or More Races3,8915.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native3320.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1310.20%
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Lake Elsinore Population by Race

Lake Elsinore Population Pyramid 2021

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Lake Elsinore Median Age

30.6


Total

30.8


Male

30.5


Female

Lake Elsinore Adults

There are 44,850 adults, (4,764 of whom are seniors) in Lake Elsinore.

Lake Elsinore Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

11.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Elsinore Sex Ratio

Female

33,796

51.35%

Male

32,021

48.65%

Lake Elsinore Population by Age

Lake Elsinore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Elsinore Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All67.8%32.2%
Male61.8%38.2%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female49.5%50.5%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake Elsinore Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,6643.7267.8
Married10,4334.1376.1
Non Family3,1931.3258.2
Female2,6614.4749.5
Male1,3774.7461.8

4.08

Average Family Size

3.72

Average Household Size

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Lake Elsinore Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7649.72%
9th to 12th Grade2,9907.72%
High School Graduate10,60427.38%
Some College10,71427.66%
Associates Degree3,0577.89%
Bachelors Degree5,57914.41%
Graduate Degree2,0215.22%
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Lake Elsinore Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Elsinore Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic18,25512,7381,914
White13,83613,0573,352
Other Race10,6466,886839
Asian2,8822,5251,179
Black2,6592,645855
Multiple Races1,3381,190327
Native American25121435
Islander12012039

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.91%.

Lake Elsinore Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,830$47,605$26,421
Less Than High School$24,443$30,356$12,477
High School Grad$31,272$41,154$22,285
Some College$41,513$53,321$31,685
Bachelors Degree$53,415$70,109$41,875
Graduate Degree$72,182$63,883$79,348

$37,830

Average Earnings

$47,605

Average Male

$26,421

Average Female

Lake Elsinore Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Elsinore Language by Age

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Lake Elsinore Language

57.12% of Lake Elsinore residents speak only English, while 42.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.33% of the population.

Lake Elsinore Language

Lake Elsinore Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic34,5036,28818.22%
Other19,7694,39922.25%
White20,4901,7968.77%
Black4,36299622.83%
Asian3,99356814.22%
Multiple3,8912446.27%
Native3324914.76%

14.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.34%

Male Poverty Rate

15.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Elsinore

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Elsinore is Black, with 22.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Elsinore is Multiple, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.83%.

Lake Elsinore Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.73%
High School12.13%
Some College10.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%

Lake Elsinore Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.31%
Male Unemployed13.23%
Female Employed8.58%
Male Employed5.28%

Lake Elsinore Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Elsinore Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,476$83,155
Families$75,936$84,853
Married Families$86,304-
Non Families$41,432$61,466
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Income by Household Type

Lake Elsinore Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Elsinore Married by Age and Sex

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Lake Elsinore Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lake Elsinore Marital Status by Race

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Lake Elsinore Marital Status

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2,417

Number of Veterans

2,316

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,048
First Gulf War742
Vietnam574
Korea48
World War II10

Lake Elsinore Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,025
55 to 64487
18 to 34382
65 to 74335
75+188

Lake Elsinore Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5336.54%
Black48514.96%
Hispanic4091.89%
Other1771.38%
Asian1043.30%
2 or More1036.53%
Hawaiian1512.20%

Lake Elsinore Veterans by Race

Lake Elsinore Veterans by Education

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5.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Elsinore Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Elsinore Employment by Age

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Lake Elsinore Employment by Race

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Lake Elsinore Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.69%

Born in California

78.52%

Native Born

21.48%

Foreign Born

10.96%

Non Citizen

10.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.52% of Lake Elsinore residents were born in the United States, with 63.69% having been born in California. 10.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lake Elsinore Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171,7471,2321.75%
202070,5151,2321.78%
201969,2831,2321.81%
201868,0511,9853.00%
201766,0662,2593.54%
201663,8071,8522.99%
201561,9551,8443.07%
201460,1112,4004.16%
201357,7111,6672.97%
201256,0449661.75%
201155,0781,4512.71%
201053,62724,6996.37%
200028,92810,6434.69%
199018,28512,30311.82%
19805,9822,4525.42%
19703,5301,0983.80%
19602,4323641.63%
19502,0685162.91%
19401,5522021.40%
19301,3507177.87%
19206331452.64%
19104882095.75%
19002790.00%

Lake Elsinore Population by Year