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Corona, California - Basic Facts

The City of Corona had a population of 157,847 as of July 1, 2016. Corona 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 Corona is located at latitude 33.8624 and longitude -117.5639 in Riverside County. 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. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Corona (GNIS ID: 2410232) 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 Corona is located within Corona CCD of Riverside County.

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

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

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


Total Population 157,847
Population in Households 157,363
Population in Familes 139,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 484
Population Density1 4,065
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 46,222
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 37,295
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 48,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,173 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,049 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,629 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $397,495
Average Home Value $439,838


Median Household Income $79,944
Average Household Income $96,561
Per Capita Income $28,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.81%
Households 0.45% 0.7%
Families 0.42% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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 1,516 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 # 33 98th
Population Density1 # 308 80th
Diversity Index2 # 258 83rd
Median Household Income # 314 79th
Per Capita Income # 732 52nd

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