About This Place
Canyon Lake is a gated community in Riverside County, California, United States. One of only five gated cities in California, 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. The population was 10,561 at the 2010 census.
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, 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (15.92%) is water. The lake has 14.9 miles (24.0 km) of shoreline.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Canyon Lake had a population of 10,561. The population density was 2,260.8 people per square mile (872.9/km²). The racial makeup of Canyon Lake was 9,495 (89.9%) White, 128 (1.2%) African American, 61 (0.6%) Native American, 190 (1.8%) Asian, 36 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 316 (3.0%) from other races, and 335 (3.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,303 persons (12.3%).