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Covina, California - Basic Facts

The City of Covina had a population of 49,132 as of July 1, 2016. Covina ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Covina is located at latitude 34.0905 and longitude -117.8821 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Covina (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Covina (GNIS ID: 2410251) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Covina is located within East San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Covina population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Covina, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,132
Population in Households 48,691
Population in Familes 41,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 441
Population Density1 6,991
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 16,123
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 12,012
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,146 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,977 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $422,454
Average Home Value $443,707


Median Household Income $64,863
Average Household Income $81,387
Per Capita Income $27,104
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.59%
Households 0.27% 0.48%
Families 0.26% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Covina, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covina to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 190 88th
Population Density1 # 133 91st
Diversity Index2 # 273 82nd
Median Household Income # 517 66th
Per Capita Income # 789 48th

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