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Corona

Riverside County,

California

Zip Code

"The Circle City"


The California state capital is Sacramento.


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Zip Codes

92877, 92878, 92879, 92880, 92881, 92882, 92883

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Corona is approximately 149,387 (2005).
The approximate number of families is 37,839 (2000).

The amount of land area in Corona is 73.756 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Corona is 35.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.05 sq kilometers.
The distance from Corona to Washington DC is 2391 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 391 miles. (as the crow flies)
Corona is positioned 33.86 degrees north of the equator and 117.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Corona elevation is 678 feet above sea level.
Corona median income is $59,615 (2000).

The Corona median home price is $194,400 (2000).

Corona miscellany.

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Location

Corona location: In Western Riverside County near the Orange County border. Located about 50 miles east of Los Angeles and about 20 miles from Disneyland. Other nearby communities include El Cerrito, Home Gardens, Norco, Mira Loma, Pedley, Glen Avon, Chino Hills and Riverside.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Corona is
The weather in Corona is mild with no real extremes in weather. A few hot spells in the summer may go over 100, winter temperatures rarely drop below 40.
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History & History Related Items

Corona history:

Corona, also called "The Circle City," was founded in 1886 by Robert Taylor and members of the south Riverside Land and Water company. Mr. Taylor, along with an engineer, H. Clay Kellogg, decided to build the city around a central point. This central point is known as Grand Blvd.. They lined it with pepper trees and began developing what we know as Corona. Most early homes and businesses were located around this large circle. The businesses were located near the center at 6th and Main St., while the residences were more out towards the perimeter. Citrus groves were planted to the south. Industrial and fruit packing plants were built to the north near the railroad tracks.

The local paper was named the "Daily Independent.", There was a Corona Country Club on West Olive and a Woman's Improvement Club on South Main. Phones were established as early as 1899. By 1908, sewers and drains were a required item in town. An International speed race on Grand Blvd was begun in 1913, in observance of California Admission's Day on Sept. 9. More than a million people came to town to watch all the famous racecar drivers. The race was finally discontinued in 1916, mainly because its purpose of bringing more growth to the community didn't materialize. Growth finally did come to Corona. By 1954, there were more than 11,000 residents and many new industrial businesses. The largest employer was Exchange Lemon Products Co. The booming business helped to establish Corona in the citrus industry, and helped it gain its nickname "Lemon Capital of the World."

The 91 freeway came through Corona in 1962 and with it much new growth. The downtown area was revitalized and new buildings were added. As the years went by, many of the old citrus groves in south Corona gave way to tracts of new homes. When Corona turned 100 years old in 1986, the city had a population of 44,895. Corona continues to grow with a population of approximately 100,000 people. It has expanded in all directions outward from the city center. A large auto mall has been built off the 91 freeway and the McKinley Center to the east side of Corona has become a major business center. There are four high schools in Corona as well as many other elementary and intermediate schools. Corona is a great place to live and to raise a family.
For a history of Corona from the Library's Heritage Room, go to Corona History. This site has articles, pictures and a good history.


The founding of Corona: 1886 by Robert Taylor and members of the South Riverside Land and Water company
The incorporation date of Corona: 1896

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Attractions

Corona attractions:

The Fender Museum

Photos and Information for Corona.

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