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Overview

Introduction to West Covina California

Incorporated in 1923, West Covina is a city in eastern Los Angeles County, in Southern California. West Covina is approximately twenty minutes east of Los Angeles. It is also near the Angeles National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest.

The city of West Covina had an interesting beginning. It was incorporated in 1923 to prevent the City of Covina from establishing a sewage farm within the current city limits.

West Covina has access to two nearby airports, the Ontario International Airport which is located 20 miles east of the city , and Los Angeles International Airport which is located 40 miles west of the City. A freeway, Interstate 10 (the San Bernardino Freeway) runs through the northern part of the West Covina. Other freeways that West Covina residents have easy access to include State Highway 60 (Pomona Freeway), Interstate 605 (San Gabriel Valley River Freeway), and State Highway 57 (Orange Freeway).

West Covina has received six "League of California Cities Helen Putnam Awards of Excellence" between 1997 and 2005, the most recent of which were in 2003 for "Community Services & Economic Development" and "Public Safety". West Covina's Monte Vista Elementary was recognized as a "Distinguished Elementary School" by the "California School Recognition Program". Two other schools, the Merced Elementary school, and the Vine Elementary were recognized as "Honorable Mention Schools". West Covina High School also received a "Distinguished Middle and High Schools" award.

West Covina Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

West Covina residents have easy access to all of the cultural and entertainment attractions of Los Angeles and surrounding Los Angeles County. Some of the items of note in and around West Covina include:

  • The Lakes Entertainment Center
  • Movies in the Park in the Civic Center Courtyard
  • The Summer Concert Series at the Lakes Entertainment Center
  • The West Covina Street Festival and Farmers' Market every Saturday at the West Covina Parkway Plaza

West Covina's location provides residents with easy access to many professional teams, including:

  • 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 Lacrosse's (MLL) Los Angeles Riptide.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Lancaster JetHawks, and Inland Empire 66ers. The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
  • The NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses who play in the USL Premier Development League.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

People

Total Population 107,441
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 47,924
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $37,113
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,425
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,174

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,751
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,371
Median House Value $385,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.4%
Irish 2.8%

West Covina Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91790, 91791, 91792
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91793
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.068
Longitude -117.938

West 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 SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 9.5 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 MONTEBELLO
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station PASADENA
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Azusa 47,420 $57,131
Baldwin Park 76,411 $51,599
Covina 48,429 $73,113
El Monte 115,243 $40,727
Irwindale 1,530 $60,750
La Puente 40,342 $55,150

West Covina Hospitals

CITRUS VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER-QV CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1115 S SUNSET AVE
(626) 962-4011
Emergency Service: Yes

DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF WEST COVINA, INC
(Proprietary)
725 S ORANGE AVE
(626) 338-8481
Emergency Service: No

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West Covina High Schools

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WEST COVINA HIGH
1609 E. CAMERON AVE.
626-859-2900
Serves 2,709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.3

SAN JOSE-EDISON CHARTER
1500 FRANCISQUITO
626-918-6575
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

CORONADO ALTERNATIVE
1717 W. MERCED AVE.
626-931-1810
A Non-traditional School
Serves 335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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