In the year 1923, the 507 population of West Covina came together to incorporate the city of West Covina in order to prevent a sewage farm from being constructed within the present city boundaries. Since then, orange and walnut trees have prospered all over the city. The city presently has a population of 105,080 and is considered to have been "built out" to the point where the populace cannot grow a lot larger.
In the year 1969, the city finally started to begin to seriously expand. The City Hall and Police facilities were built as examples by the Joint Power Authority within the County of Los Angeles (Made up of the City of West Covina and the County of Los Angeles). Afterward, they even constructed a three level parking structure in the civic centre complex. In this complex, there is the West Covina Courthouse (renamed from Citrus Municipal Court), the Los Angeles County Regional Library, and numerous City Hall offices.
Ever since the city seems to be entirely expanded, there is not much developing space left. There is extremely limited industrial activity which takes place in West Covina. Residential and commercial companies are popular, with retail businesses being the most successful. West Covina in the San Gabriel Valley is an alluring place for companies to settle due to its reasonable housing, accessible freeways, competitive land prices and rental rates, and a strong clientÃÂ¨le base.
The median age and the average age of West Covina are rising. There are less children (5-19) and young adults (20-24) than there are grown-ups (between 25-44) and seniors (65+). The minority population is likewise growing, and is up to 77 percent of the total population. Since there are more Asian, African-American and Hispanic citizens living here, the city has started to concentrate on a lot more programs encouraging cultural variety. They have even started stressing programs so as to benefit seniors.
Within West Covina, the major companiesbusinesses are the Peske Motorcars, San Gabriel Publishing Company, Target, JC Penny and Macy's. Due to recent redevelopment, the city is likewise attracting businesses such as Regal Entertainment, The Home Depot, Hooters, Elephant Bar, XX1 Forever, Audi, Sephora, and all that.