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.

Unlike some cities, Covina isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Covina are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (17.72%), sales jobs (13.11%), and management occupations (8.80%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.71 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Covina is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Covina, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Covina is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.87% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Covina in 2010 was $25,860, 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 $103,440 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 58.31% 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 .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Covina's cultural character, accounting for 22.57% of the city’s population.

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