Corona, California Population 2022

158,088
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Corona is a city located in Riverside County California. With a 2020 population of 158,088, it is the 36th largest city in California and the 176th largest city in the United States. Corona is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually but its population has decreased by -5.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 168,112 in 2020. Spanning over 40 miles, Corona has a population density of 3,954 people per square mile.

The average household income in Corona is $104,281 with a poverty rate of 9.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,705 per month, and the median house value is $491,000. The median age in Corona is 35 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Corona is located in Riverside County, California about 48 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 95 miles northwest of San Diego. Corona is part of the Inland Empire, a large metropolitan area and region with a population of 4.6 million. Corona is the 3rd largest city in Riverside County after Riverside and Moreno Valley.

Diversity and Population

Corona is one of several Hispanic-majority cities in Southern California. It has a foreign-born population of about 26%. The city has a population density of 4,225 people per square mile (1,631/square kilometer).

Population Growth

Riverside County leads California in terms of population growth, adding 37,000 people between 2016 and 2017. This was also the third largest population growth of any county in the U.S. Of course, this growth isn't very remarkable when you consider the substantial size of Riverside County and other major counties in Southern California as the growth rate worked out to just 1.5%. Most of the population growth is attributed to more people moving to Riverside County communities like Corona and this trend is expected to continue over the next decade.

Corona was founded during Southern California's citrus boom in 1886 as South Riverside. At the time, the town was called the Lemon Capital of the World and it was established by the South Riverside Land and Water Company which was originally a citrus growers' organization. At the time, South Riverside was located in San Bernardino County.

In 1893, South Riverside became part of Riverside County and it was renamed Corona just three years later due to its distinctive circular Grand Boulevard enclosed by the typical grid roads. For decades, Corona was popular among Hollywood celebrities thanks to its comparative privacy and upscale homes.

Corona has since become known as the Gateway to the Inland Empire. It largely abandoned its agricultural economy in the 1980s as rising prices in Orange and Los Angeles counties made the city more attractive. Within 10 years, Corona was a large suburb of Los Angeles.

Corona Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Coronawas:

  • White: 54.93%
  • Other race: 19.25%
  • Asian: 10.50%
  • Two or more races: 7.69%
  • Black or African American: 6.50%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
The current population of Corona, California is 158,088 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 168,112.

Corona, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Corona Population by Race

Corona Population Pyramid 2022

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Corona Median Age

34.8


Total

33.3


Male

36.2


Female

Corona Adults

There are 125,513 adults, (16,980 of whom are seniors) in Corona.

Corona Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Corona Sex Ratio

Female

84,061

50.00%

Male

84,051

50.00%

Corona Population by Age

Corona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Corona Household Types

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Corona Households and Families

3.88

Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

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Corona Households by Type

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Corona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Corona Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.46%.

Corona Educational Attainment by Race

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$45,779

Average Earnings

$53,016

Average Male

$37,698

Average Female

Corona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Corona Language by Age

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Corona Language

57.17% of Corona residents speak only English, while 42.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.47% of the population.

Corona Language

Corona Poverty by Race

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9.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.45%

Male Poverty Rate

10.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Corona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Corona is Native, with 24.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Corona is Multiple, with 7.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.23%.

Corona Poverty

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Corona Poverty Rate by Education

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Corona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Corona Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Corona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Corona Married by Age and Sex

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Corona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Corona Marital Status by Race

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Corona Marital Status

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5,891

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Corona Veterans by War

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Corona Veterans by Age

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Corona Veterans by Race

Corona Veterans by Education

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6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Corona Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Corona Employment by Age

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Corona Employment by Race

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Corona Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.72%

Born in Corona

76.00%

Native Born

24.00%

Foreign Born

10.59%

Non Citizen

13.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.00% of Corona residents were born in the United States, with 62.72% having been born in California. 10.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Corona Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Corona Population by Year