West Covina, CA
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West Covina is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 108,484 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, West Covina is the 57th largest community in California.

Housing costs in West 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.

West Covina is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Covina is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Covina who work in office and administrative support (17.65%), sales jobs (11.62%), and management occupations (8.60%).

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

In West Covina, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, West Covina is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.51% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West Covina in 2010 was $25,091, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,364 for a family of four. However, West Covina contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Covina is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West 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 West Covina, accounting for 54.38% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of West Covina residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in West Covina include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, West Covina has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.37%).

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