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Corona, California - Basic Facts

The City of Corona had a population of 163,428 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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Corona, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 163,428
Population in Households 162,942
Population in Familes 145,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 486
Population Density2 4,208
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $82,646
Average Household Income $104,509
Per Capita Income $30,703


Total Housing Units 50,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,011 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,859 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,241 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $454,550
Average Home Value $517,120


Total Households 47,870
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 38,681
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.98%
Households 0.77% 0.91%
Families 0.76% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 2018 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 # 32 98th
Population Density # 301 80th
Diversity Index # 241 84th
Median Household Income # 364 76th
Per Capita Income # 750 51st

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