West Covina, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Covina, California - Basic Facts

The City of West Covina had a population of 109,759 as of July 1, 2016. West 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 West Covina is located at latitude 34.0559 and longitude -117.9099 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Covina (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 384 feet.

The City of West Covina (GNIS ID: 2412219) 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 West Covina is located within East San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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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West Covina, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 109,759
Population in Households 109,124
Population in Familes 96,894
Population in Group Qrtrs 635
Population Density1 6,842
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 32,362
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 26,174
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 33,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,044 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,318 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,239 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $438,402
Average Home Value $487,438


Median Household Income $69,465
Average Household Income $84,252
Per Capita Income $24,832
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.66%
Households 0.38% 0.55%
Families 0.51% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

West Covina, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 60 96th
Population Density1 # 142 91st
Diversity Index2 # 82 95th
Median Household Income # 440 71st
Per Capita Income # 922 39th

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