West Covina, California

West Covina: The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the eastern part of the county. West Covina is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the West Covina Civic Center and the West Covina Museum of Art.

About

West Covina is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 106,098. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 103,656 inhabitants.

The city was created 101 years ago in 1923.

The city of West Covina is located in Los Angeles County, California. West Covina was incorporated in 1923 and developed as a suburb of Los Angeles. The name refers to its location in the western San Gabriel Valley.

Key Facts About West Covina

West Covina has grown into a city of over 103,000 residents. The population grew rapidly especially after WWII as the suburban sprawl expanded.

The climate is generally sunny and warm, with average highs in the 70s and 80s. However, smog can be an issue due to the urban location.

The economy features a diverse mix of industries, including retail, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. The West Covina Auto Mall is one of the largest auto centers in the region.

Popular Attractions in West Covina

Some of the main attractions that draw visitors to West Covina include:

  • The West Covina Sportsplex has facilities for soccer, ice hockey, volleyball and more.
  • Big League Dreams Sports Park is a unique softball complex designed like classic baseball stadiums.
  • The Eastland Center is a large regional mall with over 150 stores.
  • The Lakes at West Covina offers scenic walking paths around urban lakes.
  • The Plaza West Covina is an open-air shopping and dining destination.

In summary, West Covina has developed into a thriving middle-class community with excellent recreation options and suburban amenities close to metro Los Angeles. The city has maintained a family-friendly character even as it has grown.

West Covina locator map
Location of West Covina on California map.

Quick Facts about West Covina

Population : 103,656 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Postal code : 91790–91793
Phone Area Codes : 626
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Altitude : 384 feet / 117 meters
Establishment : February 02, 1923 (101 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 19:30:26 (24th May 2024)
Population growth : -2.36% (2010-2020)
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Geography

West Covina is located at 34°4'7"N 117°56'20"W (34.0686200, -117.9389500).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of West Covina decreased by 2.36% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 106,098 - census
2011 106,721 0.58% estimation process
2012 107,082 0.34% estimation process
2013 107,348 0.25% estimation process
2014 107,447 0.09% estimation process
2015 107,540 0.09% estimation process
2016 107,437 -0.1% estimation process
2017 106,942 -0.46% estimation process
2018 105,964 -0.92% estimation process
2019 105,101 -0.82% estimation process
2020 103,656 -1.39% estimation process

West Covina zip code is 91790. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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People born in West Covina (66)

People born in West Covina, including actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician Tim Robbins, professional football player Troy Aikman, actor Robert Buckley, .

List

  • Craig Chester (American actor) he was born in 08/11/1965
  • Darryll Lewis (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, cornerback) he was born in 16/12/1968
  • Keith Parkinson (American artist (1958-2005)) he was born in 22/10/1958
  • Jason Giambi (professional baseball player) he was born in 08/01/1971
  • Ron Melendez (American actor) he was born in 01/12/1972
  • Antoine Wright (American basketball player) he was born in 06/02/1984
  • Carlos Fisher (Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds) he was born in 22/02/1983
  • Natalie Nicole Mejia (American singer) she was born in 07/05/1988
  • Jo-Jo Reyes (Major League Baseball starting pitcher) he was born in 20/11/1984
  • Matt Clark (American baseball player) he was born in 10/12/1986
  • Lea Antonoplis (US tennis player) she was born in 20/01/1959
  • Michael Matthews (Player of American football) he was born in 09/10/1983
  • Brian Russell (American football player) he was born in 05/02/1978
  • Scott Lewis (American baseball player) he was born in 26/09/1983
  • Tim Reyes (American surfer) he was born in 09/06/1982
  • Erik Martin (American basketball player) he was born in 26/05/1972
  • Jeff Cook (American basketball player) he was born in 21/10/1956
  • Jonathan Gibson (American basketball player) he was born in 08/11/1987

Schools in West Covina

College & universities near West Covina, CA

Code Name City ZIP
108977 American Beauty College West Covina (CA) 91790
492953 Salon Success Academy-West Covina West Covina (CA) 91790-2876
413802 East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina (CA) 91790
120078 North-West College-West Covina West Covina (CA) 91790
447616 United Education Institute-West Covina West Covina (CA) 91731-2806

Stations (46)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Covina, CA

Code Name Address Type
POS Pomona station 100 West Commercial Street RAIL
PAS Pasadena, California 150 South Los Robles Ave. BUS
CLM Claremont, California 200 West First St. BUS
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
ONA Ontario 228 South Plum Street RAIL

Post offices near West Covina

Post Office Name City ZIP
Baldwin Park Post Office Baldwin Park (CA) 91706
Covina Post Office Covina (CA) 91722
Irwindal Post Office Baldwin Park (CA) 91706
La Puen Post Office La Puente (CA) 91747
South Hill Post Office West Covina (CA) 91791

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Palmdale 150,498 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Pomona 149,212 The sixth most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Torrance 141,553 The third most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Pasadena 141,045 The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
East Los Angeles 126,496 Census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States
El Monte 112,344 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Downey 109,202 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Inglewood 107,203 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Santa Maria 105,851 The third most populous city in Santa Barbara County, California.
Norwalk 102,635 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

West Covina distances to largest California cities