Corona, California Population 2021

172,652
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Corona is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 172,652, it is the 30th largest city in California and the 155th largest city in the United States. Corona is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 13.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 152,374 in 2010. Corona reached it's highest population of 172,652 in 2021. Spanning over 40 miles, Corona has a population density of 4,318 people per square mile.

The average household income in Corona is $104,281 with a poverty rate of 9.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,641 per month, and the median house value is $467,000. The median age in Corona is 35 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.

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 Corona was:

  • White: 61.04%
  • Other race: 16.47%
  • Asian: 11.25%
  • Black or African American: 5.72%
  • Two or more races: 4.65%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
The current population of Corona, California is 172,652, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 168,476.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 152,374.

Corona, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White101,91361.04%
Some Other Race27,49216.47%
Asian18,77711.25%
Black or African American9,5575.72%
Two or More Races7,7614.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native7980.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6740.40%
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Corona Population by Race

Corona Population Pyramid 2021

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Corona Median Age

35


Total

33.7


Male

36.1


Female

Corona Adults

There are 124,719 adults, (16,466 of whom are seniors) in Corona.

Corona Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Corona Sex Ratio

Female

83,805

50.19%

Male

83,167

49.81%

Corona Population by Age

Corona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Corona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All64.1%35.9%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Male50.3%49.7%
Female44%56%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Corona Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,8993.464.1
Married29,1504.0174.4
Non Family11,3561.350.9
Female5,6714.2344
Male2,7223.9250.3

3.93

Average Family Size

3.4

Average Household Size

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Corona Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,3336.77%
9th to 12th Grade8,2717.64%
High School Graduate26,46024.43%
Some College26,81724.76%
Associates Degree10,2039.42%
Bachelors Degree19,60818.11%
Graduate Degree9,6088.87%
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Corona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Corona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic44,27532,1646,500
White41,96839,92713,524
Other Race16,81911,5111,789
Asian13,61712,6546,354
Black6,2235,8461,884
Multiple Races2,8642,5981,014
Islander549490140
Native American517431142

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.66%.

Corona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,114$52,896$36,698
Less Than High School$26,578$32,457$19,457
High School Grad$36,959$43,268$29,704
Some College$44,567$57,174$33,198
Bachelors Degree$59,804$72,614$48,331
Graduate Degree$90,337$106,109$80,667

$45,114

Average Earnings

$52,896

Average Male

$36,698

Average Female

Corona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Corona Language by Age

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Corona Language

58.13% of Corona residents speak only English, while 41.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.19% of the population.

Corona Language

Corona Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic76,0599,52012.52%
Other27,3653,92614.35%
White57,6593,8246.63%
Asian18,7431,4777.88%
Black9,5019229.70%
Multiple7,7297559.77%
Native79318122.82%
Islander67310215.16%

9.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.69%

Male Poverty Rate

10.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Corona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Corona is Native, with 22.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Corona is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.68%.

Corona Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.97%
High School11.64%
Some College6.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.46%

Corona Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.71%
Male Unemployed19.44%
Female Employed5.41%
Male Employed4.49%

Corona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Corona Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$83,752$104,281
Families$92,341$113,130
Married Families$105,587$125,216
Non Families$49,492$66,907
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Income by Household Type

Corona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

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 35-44.

Corona Marital Status by Race

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Corona Marital Status

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6,043

Number of Veterans

5,562

Male Veterans

481

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,706
Second Gulf War1,609
First Gulf War1,388
Korea288
World War II108

Corona Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,869
55 to 641,144
65 to 741,136
75+957
18 to 34937

Corona Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3955.70%
Hispanic1,5212.89%
Black5648.01%
Other4262.15%
Asian3272.13%
2 or More2095.23%
Indian6910.55%
Hawaiian538.60%

Corona Veterans by Race

Corona Veterans by Education

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7.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Corona Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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61.91%

Born in California

75.77%

Native Born

24.23%

Foreign Born

10.71%

Non Citizen

13.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.77% of Corona residents were born in the United States, with 61.91% having been born in California. 10.71% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021172,6521,3920.81%
2020171,2601,3920.82%
2019169,8681,3920.83%
2018168,4761,1660.70%
2017167,3101,2430.75%
2016166,0672,9131.79%
2015163,1542,7351.70%
2014160,4191,6561.04%
2013158,7631,3580.86%
2012157,4052,7121.75%
2011154,6931,6411.07%
2010153,05228,0862.05%
2000124,96648,8715.09%
199076,09538,3047.25%
198037,79110,2723.22%
197027,51914,1837.51%
196013,3363,1132.69%
195010,2231,4591.55%
19408,7641,7462.25%
19307,0182,8895.45%
19204,1295891.55%
19103,5402,1069.46%
19001,4340.00%

Corona Population by Year