Canyon Lake, California

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Canyon Lake is a gated community in Riverside County, California, United States. One of only five gated cities in California,[1] Canyon Lake began as a master-planned community developed by Corona Land Company in 1968. The “City of Canyon Lake” was incorporated on December 1, 1990. It geographically spans 4.7 square miles (12 km2). The Lake was originally formed in 1927 after Railroad Canyon Dam was built. The lake covers 383 acres (1.55 km2) and has 14.9 miles (24.0 km) of shoreline. As of July 1, 2004, the city had an estimated total population of 11,161, a 12.18% increase from the 2000 census.[2]



The community of Canyon Lake consists of 2,017 acres (816 ha). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (14.71%) is water. The lake has 14.9 miles (24.0 km) of shoreline.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,952 people, 3,643 households, and 2,939 families residing in this city. The population density was 2,485.9 people per square mile (960.6/km²). There were 4,047 housing units at an average density of 1,010.9/sq mi (390.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. 8.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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