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Coachella, California - Basic Facts

The City of Coachella had a population of 44,340 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coachella: Woodspur.

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Coachella, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44,340
Daytime Population: Workers 8,826
Daytime Population: Residents 26,719
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,545
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 44,300
Population in Familes 41,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,532
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $40,947
Average Household Income $51,954
Per Capita Income $11,710


Total Housing Units 10,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,858 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,906 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,051 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $176,379
Average Home Value $223,369


Total Households 9,764
Average Household Size 4.54
Family Households 9,030
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.19% 1.49%
Households 1.13% 1.45%
Families 1.12% 1.42%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2017 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 # 208 86th
Population Density # 675 56th
Diversity Index # 422 72nd
Median Household Income # 1190 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1444 5th

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