Covina, CA
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Covina is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 48,984 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Covina is the 183rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Covina are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Covina is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Covina is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Covina who work in office and administrative support (18.30%), sales jobs (11.51%), and management occupations (8.06%).

Also of interest is that Covina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Covina is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Covina, the average commute to work is 31.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Covina use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Covina‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Covina is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.18% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Covina in 2010 was $25,622, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,488 for a family of four. However, Covina contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Covina is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Covina home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Covina, accounting for 57.00% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Covina residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Covina include German, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Covina has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.23%).

The most common language spoken in Covina is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.