Corona, California Population 2020

171,213

Corona is a city located in Riverside County, California. With a 2020 population of 171,213, 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 0.70% annually and its population has increased by 12.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 152,374 in 2010. Spanning over 40 miles, Corona has a population density of 4,282 people per square mile.

The average household income in Corona is $97,652 with a poverty rate of 10.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,527 per month, and the median house value is $444,200. The median age in Corona is 34.9 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.6 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: 64.18%
  • Other race: 13.32%
  • Asian: 11.06%
  • Black or African American: 5.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.35%
The current population of Corona, California is 171,213, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 168,819. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 152,374.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White106,12164.18%
Some Other Race22,02413.32%
Asian18,28311.06%
Black or African American9,7945.92%
Two or More Races7,6974.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8630.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native5730.35%

Corona Population Pyramid 2020

Corona Median Age

34.9


Total

33.7


Male

36.1


Female

Corona Adults

There are 123,319 adults, (16,385 of whom are seniors) in Corona.

Corona Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Corona Sex Ratio

Female

83,245

50.34%

Male

82,110

49.66%

Corona Households and Families

Corona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Corona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All64.5%35.5%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Female43.5%56.5%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All49,6583.3264.5
Married29,4123.9874.6
Non Family12,2511.2651.8
Female5,4464.0443.5
Male2,5493.954.2

3.9

Average Family Size

3.32

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Corona Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,8366.40%
9th to 12th Grade8,8558.29%
High School Graduate26,35024.67%
Some College26,22824.56%
Associates Degree9,4688.86%
Bachelors Degree19,59618.35%
Graduate Degree9,4708.87%

Corona Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic42,35530,2155,992
White42,25240,25413,865
Other Race13,4809,0631,424
Asian13,25312,2496,229
Black6,4716,0802,065
Multiple Races2,9192,552901
Islander696652155
Native American358288107

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,866$51,779$33,967
Less Than High School$25,742$30,029$19,091
High School Grad$35,336$41,492$27,212
Some College$42,165$54,701$31,608
Bachelors Degree$58,132$73,292$45,863
Graduate Degree$88,222$100,679$76,689

$42,866

Average Earnings

$51,779

Average Male

$33,967

Average Female

Corona Language

Corona Language by Age

Corona Language

59.06% of Corona residents speak only English, while 40.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.74% of the population.

Corona Poverty

Corona Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic72,44710,00613.81%
White59,1604,2707.22%
Other21,9102,93813.41%
Asian18,2431,5188.32%
Black9,7419629.88%
Multiple7,67377210.06%
Islander86214216.47%
Native56813623.94%

10.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.07%

Male Poverty Rate

11.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Corona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Corona is Native, with 23.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Corona is White, with 7.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.94%
High School12.49%
Some College7.40%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.19%
Male Unemployed18.35%
Female Employed5.95%
Male Employed4.41%

Corona Income

Corona Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$79,081$97,652
Families$87,651$106,506
Married Families$100,257$117,905
Non Families$47,687$64,464

Corona Marital Status

Corona Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Corona Married by Age and Sex

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

Corona Veterans

6,171

Number of Veterans

5,706

Male Veterans

465

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,898
Second Gulf War1,577
First Gulf War1,201
Korea368
World War II138
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,745
65 to 741,264
55 to 641,075
18 to 341,071
75+1,016
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5745.73%
Hispanic1,4092.79%
Black6258.48%
Other3642.29%
Asian3482.35%
2 or More1443.56%
Indian7014.99%
Hawaiian465.81%

$Corona Veterans by Education

7.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Corona Employment Status

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Corona Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.21%

Born in California

74.77%

Native Born

25.23%

Foreign Born

11.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.77% of Corona residents were born in the United States, with 60.21% having been born in California. 11.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020171,2131,1970.70%
2019170,0161,1970.71%
2018168,8191,3160.79%
2017167,5031,1970.72%
2016166,3062,9151.78%
2015163,3912,7351.70%
2014160,6561,6701.05%
2013158,9861,3780.87%
2012157,6082,7261.76%
2011154,8821,6331.07%
2010153,24928,2832.06%
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%