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Overview

Introduction to Covina, California

Covina, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles NE of West Covina, California (center to center) and 17 miles N of Anaheim, California. The city is situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley. It includes a large Hispanic population. Covina is regarded as a suburb and includes light industry. The municipality is a prominent retail center for the valley and features a year-round Mediterranean type climate.

Covina History

The city was established in 1882 by Joseph Swift Phillips and was incorporated in 1901. The early settlers cleared out cactus, giant sunflowers as well as caster beans to establish farms. Covina was a major orange producer from the 1880s until the 1950s. Grapefruits were also grown in the area. After World War II ended the orange groves were replaced with homes.

Covina Attractions

  • Firehouse Jail Museum
  • Features one of the largest movie theater venues in the county
  • Historic Heritage House
  • Covina Center for the Performing Arts
  • Downtown Street Market takes place once a week
  • Bluesapalooza
  • Covin's Farmers Market
  • Family Night at the Civic Center Park downtown
  • The Downtown area is popular for shopping and includes a wide variety of restaurants

Covina Activities

The nearby San Gabriel Mountains provide opportunities for boating, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities. The city hosts a variety of festivals. Residents enjoy the nearby Southern California theme parks such as Disneyland, Knott'sberry Farm, Raging Waters and Ontario Mills and the wide variety of entertainment opportunities located in Los Angeles. The ocean and the desert landscape are close by. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the area's scenic courses.

Covina Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Ontario International Airport.

People

Total Population 48,587
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,627
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $38,678
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,808
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,264

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,701
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,262
Median House Value $387,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.6%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Covina Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of West Covina, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91722, 91723, 91724
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.09
Longitude -117.889

Covina 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 POMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Azusa 48,033 $58,289
Baldwin Park 76,602 $53,009
Glendora 51,137 $84,435
Irwindale 1,426 $51,944
San Dimas 34,073 $92,928
West Covina 107,837 $74,666

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Covina Public Libraries

Library
Covina Public Library
234 N. SECOND AVE.
Covina, California
(626) 967-3935

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Covina Hospitals

CITRUS VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER-IC CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
210 W SAN BERNARDINO ROAD
(626) 814-2468
Emergency Service: Yes

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Covina High Schools

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CHARTER OAK HIGH
1430 E. COVINA BLVD.
626-915-5841
Serves 2,070 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.6

SOUTH HILLS HIGH
645 S. BARRANCA ST.
626-974-6220
Serves 1,861 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

GLADSTONE HIGH
1340 N. ENID
626-815-5157
Serves 1,583 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

NORTHVIEW HIGH
1016 W. CYPRESS AVE.
626-974-6120
Serves 1,461 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

COVINA HIGH
463 S. HOLLENBECK AVE.
626-974-6020
Serves 1,416 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

FAIR VALLEY HIGH (CONT.)
231 E. STEPHANIE DR.
626-974-6404
A Non-traditional School
Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

OAK KNOLL ALTERNATIVE
20350 CIENEGA
626-914-3961
A Non-traditional School
Serves 274 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

RANGER HIGH (ALTER.)
231 E. STEPHANIE DR.
626-974-6422
A Non-traditional School
Serves 72 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

BRIDGES COMMUNITY DAY
2020 CIENEGA AVENUE
626-914-3961
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

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