Covelo, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Covelo, California - Basic Facts

The Covelo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,252 as of July 1, 2015. Covelo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Covelo is located at latitude 39.8002 and longitude -123.2526 in Mendocino County. The formal boundaries for the Covelo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Mendocino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The Covelo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407675) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Covelo Census Designated Place is located within Covelo CCD of Mendocino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Covelo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Covelo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,252
Population in Households 1,246
Population in Familes 966
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 176
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 484
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $182,222
Average Home Value $215,456


Median Household Income $31,088
Average Household Income $43,248
Per Capita Income $16,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.14%
Households 0.12% 0.21%
Families 1.37% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Covelo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covelo to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 993 35th
Population Density1 # 1159 24th
Diversity Index2 # 575 63rd
Median Household Income # 1422 7th
Per Capita Income # 1277 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.