Cove, Oregon

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Cove, Oregon

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High Points

Cove strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

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College Educated Adults
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Top 19% Cove College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Cove, Oregon

Comparing Cove to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 10
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 4 1
Male Share of the Population 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Affordability of Rents 2 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Cove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles SE of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 236 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 97824
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.296
Longitude -117.806

Cove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COVE
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 50 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 63 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 63 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
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Cove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 594 100%
Male 280 47.1%
Female 314 52.9%
Under 18 155 26.1%
18+ 439 73.9%
65+ 102 17.2%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 567 95.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.3%
Other 11 1.9%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 2.2%

Estimated Cove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 606
Growth 12
Growth % 2%

Cove Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 38.3%
German 18.4%
English 8.4%
Irish 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
Dutch 3.1%
French Canadian 2.9%
Portuguese 2.2%
European 1.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Australian 0.7%
Swedish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cove 594 $42,344
Imbler 284 $42,500
Island City 916 $49,327
La Grande 12,327 $40,508
North Powder 489 $27,188
Summerville 117 $38,750
Union 1,926 $34,286
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Cove High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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