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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,826
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens5.3%
Employed Population 16+17,666
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher3.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,098
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,815
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,248

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,031
% Above Poverty Level69.9%
% Below Poverty Level30.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone20.2%
Median Gross Rent$895
Median House Value$161,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)93.8%
German0.3%
African0.1%
Irish0.1%
English0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Coachella Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92236
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.7
Approximate Longitude-116.17

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)

StationTHERMAL RGNL AP
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp39 to 71 F
Apr Temp55 to 88 F
Jul Temp75 to 108 F
Oct Temp57 to 91 F
Annual Precip3.5 inches
StationINDIO FIRE STATION
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 87 F
Jul Temp78 to 107 F
Oct Temp62 to 92 F
Annual Precip3.1 inches
StationPALM SPRINGS
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp44 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 88 F
Jul Temp76 to 108 F
Oct Temp61 to 91 F
Annual Precip5.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cathedral City53,268$46,516
Indian Wells5,194$124,719
Indio85,401$54,983
La Quinta39,801$79,943
Palm Desert51,045$65,602
Rancho Mirage17,876$94,167

Coachella Public Schools

Bobby Duke Middle
85-358 Bagdad Ave.
ZIP: 92236
Middle
Total Enrollment 731
Cahuilla Desert Academy Junior High
82-489 Ave. 52
ZIP: 92236
Middle
Total Enrollment 932
Cesar Chavez Elementary
49-601 Avenida De Oro
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 974
Coral Mountain Academy
51-375 Van Buren St.
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 1064
Imagine Schools, Riverside County
84-090 Ave. 50
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Nova Academy - Coachella
52-780 Frederick St.
ZIP: 92236
High
Total Enrollment 212
Palm View Elementary
1390 Seventh St.
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Peter Pendleton Elementary
84-750 Calle Rojo
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Valle Del Sol Elementary
51-433 Ed Way
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Valley View Elementary
85-270 Valley Rd.
ZIP: 92236
Primary
Total Enrollment 761

Coachella Private Schools

Jordan Christian Academy
50930 Calhoun St
ZIP: 92236
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
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