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Overview

Introduction to Coachella, California

Coachella, California, in Riverside county, is 46 miles E of Hemet, California (center to center) and 72 miles E of Riverside, California.The city is conveniently located inside the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. 

Coachella History

The Southern Pacific Railroad came to the area in the year 1876 and named it Woodspur. The current name came about around 1901 when the residents voted to accept Coachella as the new name for the community. The origin of the name is not really known. Some people think it as a misspelling of Conchilla, the Spanish word for small white snail shells that were found there. The city was incorporated in the year 1946 and it wasn't until after that time that real development began to take place. The region includes many farms and fruit groves.

Coachella and nearby Attractions

  • Sierra Vista Park
  • Dateland Park
  • Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Park
  • De Oro Park
  • South Jackson Park
  • Miles Park

Things To Do In Coachella

The city has many lovely parks which make for wonderful places to relax and enjoy free time. The recreation department of the park regularly organizes various events and programs for the city people. Food lovers can enjoy treating themselves with the gastronomic delights at the various restaurants and cafes situated in the city.

Coachella Transportation

Palm Springs International is the nearest major airport that serves the city.

Coachella Higher Education

The city is served by University of California-Riverside.

People

Total Population 43,308
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 4.7%
Employed Population 16+ 16,970
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 3.9%
Median Earnings25+ $21,681
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,414
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,177

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,120
% Above Poverty Level 68.4%
% Below Poverty Level 31.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.4%
Median Gross Rent $878
Median House Value $151,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 94.7%
US/American 0%
English 0%
Irish 0.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coachella Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles E of Hemet, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles E of Riverside, California
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92236
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.68
Longitude -116.173

Coachella Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station THERMAL RGNL AP
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 71 F
Apr Temp 55 to 88 F
Jul Temp 75 to 108 F
Oct Temp 57 to 91 F
Annual Precip 3.5 inches
Station INDIO FIRE STATION
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 87 F
Jul Temp 78 to 107 F
Oct Temp 62 to 92 F
Annual Precip 3.1 inches
Station PALM SPRINGS
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 88 F
Jul Temp 76 to 108 F
Oct Temp 61 to 91 F
Annual Precip 5.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cathedral City 53,020 $44,483
Indian Wells 5,158 $123,109
Indio 84,094 $55,014
La Quinta 39,301 $81,380
Palm Desert 50,565 $65,973
Rancho Mirage 17,770 $98,021

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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