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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Lake Elsinore is a suburb of Riverside with a population of 62,229. Lake Elsinore is in Riverside County. Living in Lake Elsinore offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Elsinore there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lake Elsinore and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lake Elsinore are above average.
About Lake Elsinore...
Population
62,229

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$306,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,342
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Lake Elsinore Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    161.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    86.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,278.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    512.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Lake Elsinore

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,032
National
$55,322
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Lake Elsinore Reviews

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Coming up on a year and Lake Elsinore has been extremely amazing. It’s been calm and quiet. There is homeless but let’s face it, every city does! We lived in SD county and needed a change pace in life. Traffic is much better over here and you can actually go places on weekends! Since lake Elsinore is close to LA and SD it’s makes it perfect for job and enjoyment commute. Most importantly the house market is also very attractive and worth the extra distance.
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My overall experience with Lake Elsinore has been very good. I like how calm and peaceful the community I live in here is, and how everyone is proactive in helping keep the area safe and clean. There are a lot of amazing outdoor activities one can partake in out here. For example, one can do activities such as sky diving, hot air balloon riding, hiking trails, not to mention the great lake in which this city was named after!
I have had a great time growing up in Lake Elsinore! I love how it is not so busy around my area and we still have a great variety of things to do around here. My favorite thing to do is to go to the movies with my friends and after walk to Pins and Pockets or even go to a boba place or Starbucks. Over summer we would also go to the gym but i love how we are in between Temecula and corona and it is not a long drive to either places.