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Overview

Introduction to Corona, California

Founded in 1896, Corona is located in Southern California in Riverside County. Corona is a city of over 131,000 people. Corona is approximately fifty minutes southeast of Los Angeles and thirty minutes northeast of Long Beach. It is near the Cleveland National Forest and in a region that is known as the "Inland Empire".

Nearby Los Angeles was ranked in the top thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted by Cranium, Inc. in 2004.

Corona weather is characterized by hot summers and warm winters. Summer daily temperatures average in the low nineties, and winter daily temperatures average in the high sixties and low seventies (degrees Fahrenheit)

Corona Arts, and Entertainment

Corona residents have relatively easy access to all of the entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles. Some of the more notable entertainment attractions in Corona include:

  • The Fender Center for Music Education, more commonly known as the Fender Museum
  • The Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa
  • The Pole Position Raceway
  • Uncle Bud's Automotive Museum

The Inland Empire is home to a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team, the Inland Empire 66ers. The 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners who play in San Bernardino. Other major sports franchises in the Southern California area near Corona include:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

People

Total Population 157,395
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 71,212
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.7%
Median Earnings25+ $42,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,965
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,678

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,607
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $1,370
Median House Value $335,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.5%
Irish 5.7%

Corona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles SW of Riverside, California
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92879, 92880, 92881, 92882, 92883
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92877, 92878
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.875
Longitude -117.565

Corona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CORONA
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 83 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Station RIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 66 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 83 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chino 80,810 $78,328
Chino Hills 76,187 $105,911
Norco 27,143 $96,631
Ontario 166,892 $56,017
Riverside 313,041 $63,418
Villa Park 5,911 $157,910

Corona Public Libraries

Library
Corona Public Library
650 SOUTH MAIN
Corona, California
(909) 736-2381
Library Web Site

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Corona Hospitals

CORONA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
800 SOUTH MAIN STREET
(951) 737-4343
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corona High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SANTIAGO HIGH
1395 FOOTHILL PARKWAY
909-739-5600
Serves 3,583 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

CENTENNIAL HIGH
1820 RIMPAU AVE.
909-739-5670
Serves 2,856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

CORONA SENIOR HIGH
1150 W. TENTH ST.
909-736-3211
Serves 2,827 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

BUENA VISTA HIGH (CONT.)
304 BUENA VISTA AVE.
909-736-3367
A Non-traditional School
Serves 402 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32.2

CORONA-NORCO ALTERNATIVE
300 BUENA VISTA AVE.
909-736-3367
A Non-traditional School
Serves 167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL (COMMUNITY DAY)
13031 ORANGE ST. RT. 1
909-736-3339
A Non-traditional School
Serves 131 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

CENTENNIAL VISTA HIGH (CONT.)
1824 RIMPAU AVE.
909-739-5691
A Non-traditional School
Serves 70 students.

CORONA VISTA HIGH (CONT.)
1154 TENTH ST.
909-736-3394
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

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