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Coachella, California - Basic Facts

The City of Coachella had a population of 43,813 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Coachella is located at latitude 33.691 and longitude -116.1451 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Coachella (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -69 feet.

The City of Coachella (GNIS ID: 2409493) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Coachella is located within Coachella Valley CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coachella population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coachella: Woodspur.

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Coachella, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,813
Population in Households 43,773
Population in Familes 40,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 1,513
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 9,576
Average Household Size 4.57
Family Households 8,858
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 10,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,758 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,818 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,124 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $160,324
Average Home Value $198,971


Median Household Income $40,448
Average Household Income $50,694
Per Capita Income $11,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.49%
Households 1.0% 1.42%
Families 0.99% 1.4%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Coachella, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coachella to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 206 86th
Population Density1 # 674 56th
Diversity Index2 # 417 72nd
Median Household Income # 1185 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1445 5th

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