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Corona, California - Basic Facts

The City of Corona is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.8624 and longitude -117.5639. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 679 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Corona, but most people and references simply refer to it as Corona, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Corona indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Corona (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Corona: Circle City, South Riverside.

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Corona, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 154,187
Population in Households 153,676
Population in Familes 136,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 511
Population Density1 3,971
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 45,296
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 36,575
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 48,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,617 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,678 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,006 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $329,413
Average Home Value $358,088


Median Household Income $77,029
Average Household Income $95,641
Per Capita Income $28,143
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.76%
Households 0.18% 0.66%
Families 0.16% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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.


Corona, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corona to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 33 98th
Population Density1 # 311 80th
Diversity Index2 # 273 82nd
Median Household Income # 323 79th
Per Capita Income # 647 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.