Located in Southern California's Los Angeles County, West Covina lies at San Gabriel Valley's eastern side and on the east of Los Angeles' city central. The area was first recorded to have been settled in 1905 and was developed and cultivated as an agricultural community that has been surrounded by walnut groves and citrus. West Covina started its paid economic growth at the end of World War II alongside the urbanization of Los Angeles' metropolitan area. The city has mostly consisted of small to moderately-sized families, and the city's workforce is mostly commuting to Pomona, Los Angeles, and other cities that have nearby manufacturing and commercial centers. West Covina's population has mainly consisted of Hispanics and Asians.
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