Lake Elsinore is located in Riverside County, near Interstate 15, and encompasses approximately 41 square miles…More inside its city limits. The city was incorporated on April 9, 1888, and is home to an estimated 50,983 people. In 1972, the city name was changed from Elsinore to Lake Elsinore as a way to promote the area as a recreation destination.
Besides the lake, other points of interest in the city include the Lake Elsinore Diamond, which is home to the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team; the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center; and historic Main Sreet.
Lake Elsinore's average household income in 2007 was $62,903 and the median new home price in 2008 was $247,000.