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.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,403
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+23,205
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,414
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,415
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,404

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,080
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,390
Median House Value$467,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72.9%
German4.6%
Irish3.9%
English3.4%
Italian3.3%
Arab1.4%
Polish1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.9%
African0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
US/American0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Covina Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91724, 91722, 91723
Phone Area Codes6,26,909, 626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.07
Approximate Longitude-117.84

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)

StationPOMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Azusa49,544$64,228
Baldwin Park76,222$64,125
Glendora51,773$102,821
Irwindale1,405$59,922
San Dimas34,239$103,153
West Covina107,242$85,243

Covina Public Libraries

Covina Public Library
234 N. SECOND AVE.
Covina, California
(626) 384-5297

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Covina Hospitals

Citrus Valley Medical Center - Ic Campus
(Non-profit)
210 W. San Bernardino Road
Aurora Charter Oak
(Proprietary)
1161 East Covina Boulevard

Covina Public Schools

Alice M. Ellington Elementary
5034 N. Clydebank
ZIP: 91722
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Ben Lomond Elementary
621 E. Covina Blvd.
ZIP: 91722
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Fairvalley High (continuation)
231 E. Stephanie Dr.
ZIP: 91722
High
Total Enrollment 125
Gladstone High
1340 N. Enid
ZIP: 91722
High
Total Enrollment 1217
Lark Ellen Elementary
4555 N. Lark Ellen Ave.
ZIP: 91722
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Las Palmas Middle
641 N. Lark Ellen Ave.
ZIP: 91722
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
Manzanita Elementary
4131 N. Nora Ave.
ZIP: 91722
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Merwin Elementary
16125 Cypress
ZIP: 91722
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Northview High
1016 W. Cypress Ave.
ZIP: 91722
High
Total Enrollment 1346
Barranca Elementary
727 S. Barranca Ave.
ZIP: 91723
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Covina High
463 S. Hollenbeck Ave.
ZIP: 91723
High
Total Enrollment 1337
Cypress Elementary
351 W. Cypress Ave.
ZIP: 91723
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Sierra Vista Middle
777 E. Puente St.
ZIP: 91723
Middle
Total Enrollment 888
Badillo Elementary
1771 E. Old Badillo Ave.
ZIP: 91724
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Cedargrove Elementary
1209 N. Glendora Ave.
ZIP: 91724
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Charter Oak High
1430 E. Covina Blvd.
ZIP: 91724
High
Total Enrollment 1735
Glen Oak Elementary
1000 N. Sunflower Ave
ZIP: 91724
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Royal Oak Middle
303 S. Glendora Ave.
ZIP: 91724
Middle
Total Enrollment 720

Covina Private Schools

Acacia Montessori School
450 W Rowland St
ZIP: 91723
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Covina Gateway Montessori School
344 E Rowland St
ZIP: 91723
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
First Baptist Preschool
200 N 2nd Ave
ZIP: 91723
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Sacred Heart Elementary
360 W Workman St
ZIP: 91723
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
Kindergarten Ranch School
20505 E Covina Hills Rd
ZIP: 91724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Quest Academy
821 N Kidder Ave
ZIP: 91724
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Sonrise Christian School
1220 E Ruddock St
ZIP: 91724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 361
St Louise De Marillac School
1728 E Covina Blvd
ZIP: 91724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 309
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