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Corona, CA

The City of Corona is found in Riverside County California, United States. The 2010 census indicated that the city had an approximate population of 152,374.

Norco and Riverside surround the city of Corona to the northeast, Eastvale to the north, Chino Hills to the Northwest and Yorba Linda, the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana mountains on the Southwest side. Unincorporated areas cover the other borders.

Brief history

The City of Corona was initially known as South Riverside. It came into existence at the height of the Southern Californian boom in the year 1886. The city derived its name ‘The Circle City’ from the curious layout of its streets.

The city is situated at a vantage point on the upper end of the Santa Ana River canyon.

The town was best known as the ‘Lemon Capital of the World.’

Corona was established as a town by the South Riverside Land and Water Company. The company was incorporated in 1886.

Climate and Geography

Corona is situated in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Corona experiences a warm Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) and has mild winters and hot summers.

Most of the rainfall (as in all of Southern California) occurs during winter and early spring. The low winter temperatures can get cold enough for frost, with rare snowfall seen on the local foothills.

Winter days are pleasant, with the mercury staying around 65 degrees Fahrenheit (occasionally warming into the 70s). Summertime is hot, with highs averaging in the low 90s. During the hottest months, daytime temperatures in Corona often exceed 100 degrees.

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Economy and Businesses

Corona’s economy is strong and getting stronger. There are more than 42,000 jobs within the city of Corona, and there is a workforce of more than 84,000.

The city harbors various businesses. They include Monster Beverage, which is a worldwide manufacturer of soft drinks, including Hansen’s beverages and the Monster Energy drink line.

Saleen, a manufacturer of specialty, high-performance sports cars also has its headquarters here.

In addition, Lucas Oil Products, the manufacturer of automotive additive products has established its brand here in Corona.

Top employers include the Corona-Norco Unified School District, Corona Regional Medical Center, Watson Pharmaceuticals, etc.

Demographics

The racial composition of Corona was 90,925 (59.7%) White (38.1% Non-Hispanic White), 8,934 (5.9%) African American, 1,153 (0.8%) Native American, 15,048 (9.9%) Asian, 552 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 28,003 (18.4%) from other races, and 7,759 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 66,447 persons (43.6%).

Neighborhoods

The City of Corona has the following Neighborhoods; North Corona, Downtown/North Main, Central Corona, South Corona, Sierra del Oro, Dos Lagos, Coronita, Temescal Valley, Home Gardens, El Cerrito, and Eagle Glen.

Transportation

The city is offered by Chino Valley, Ontario, and Riverside freeways.

The city is further linked by the Inland Empire-Orange County Line and 91 Line of the Metrolink commuter rail system which runs across the state.

The Corona Municipal Airport serves the city too.

Education

The city of Corona is encompassed into the Corona-Norco Unified School District.

Social Amenities

The Corona community boasts many amenities that provide an excellent quality of life for residents. The City has more than 394 acres of parks, with sports fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, two skate parks and an outdoor pool.

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