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Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The population was 46,837 at the 2000 census. Covina is often mistaken for West Covina. In reality, the demographics and people of Covina are vastly different from those of West Covina.
The city was founded in 1882 by Joseph Swift Phillips, and traditions have it that it was named by either he, his wife Mrs. Cornelia Phillips, or his surveyor Frederick Eaton, in 1885 when the survey was finished. One of them supposedly noticed the many vineyards nestled in the San Gabriel Valley and devised the name Covina from cove of vineyards.
The city was incorporated in 1901. However, it would be orange and grapefruit trees, not vineyards, that would soon blanket the area and make it famous. By 1909, the city was the third largest orange producer in the world, and it still claimed to have the best oranges in the world as late as the 1950's. Since World War II, however, the orange groves have been largely replaced by single family and multiple family dwellings. The Covina Valley Historical Society maintains an extensive archive illustrating the city's history in the 1911-built Firehouse Jail Museum, Covina's first municipal building, located immediately behind city hall in Covina's old town.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.1 percent under the age of 18, 9.5 percent from 18 to 24, 31.1 percent from 25 to 44, 20.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 10.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of California one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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