Coachella Valley, California

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Population in July 2007: 156,830.
Males: 79,968  (51.0%)
Females: 76,862  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  27.9 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 92274

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,978 (it was $35,659 in 2000)
Coachella Valley:

$44,978
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,519 (it was $14,193 in 2000)

Coachella Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $183,341 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Coachella Valley:

$183,341
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $273,969; Detached houses: $301,148; Townhouses or other attached units: $240,780; In 2-unit structures: $327,759; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,495; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,016; Mobile homes: $70,734; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,997
  • Races in Coachella Valley, CA (2000)

    Coachella Valley races chart
    • 88,15474.1%Hispanic
    • 26,38322.2%White alone
    • 1,5331.3%Black alone
    • 1,3241.1%Asian alone
    • 8870.7%Two or more races
    • 5210.4%American Indian alone
    • 990.08%Other race alone
    • 310.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Coachella Valley: 120.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 303.0 square miles.

Population density: 518 people per square mile   (low).

Coachella Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Coachella Valley:

  • High school or higher: 54.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Coachella Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Coachella Valley CCD:  1.2% ($1,296)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Coachella Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (74.1 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (83.0 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Thermal, CA (1.1 miles ), Coachella, CA (1.5 miles ), Vista Santa Rosa, CA (1.9 miles ), Indio, CA (2.5 miles ), Mecca, CA (2.7 miles ), La Quinta, CA (2.9 miles ), Bermuda Dunes, CA (3.1 miles ), Indian Wells, CA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.65 N, Longitude: 116.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Coachella Valley household income distribution Coachella Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Coachella Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Coachella Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Coachella Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 677% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 42.8 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from Coachella Valley center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from Coachella Valley center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Riverside County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 17, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Coachella Valley:

  • KIDNEY INSTITUTE OF THE DESERT (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; INDIO, CA)
  • LA QUINTA KIDNEY CENTER, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; LA QUINTA, CA)
  • COUNTRY VILLA RANCHO MIRAGE HEALTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RANCHO MIRAGE, CA)

Amtrak stations near Coachella Valley:

  • 7 miles: INDIO (45995 MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: PALM DESERT (MONTEREY AVE. & SAN GORGONIO WAY) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coachella Valley:

  • College of the Desert (about 15 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 48 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 61 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,222)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 63 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • University of Redlands (about 65 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 69 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 69 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)

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Notable locations in Coachella Valley: Hunter Palms Ranch (A), Torres Martinez Indian Reservation Headquarters (B), Oriols Service Station (C), Oasis Maintenance Station (D), Coachella Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Valley Sanitary District Water Reclamation Plant (F), Water Reclamation Plant Number 4 (G), North Shore Marina (H), Los Frijoles Campground (I), Salt Creek Campground (J), Rancho Casa Blanca Recreational Vehicle Park (K), Mecca Beach Campground (L), Corvina Beach Campground (M), Indio Municipal Golf Course (N), Indian Waters Recreational Vehicle Park (O), Indian Palms Country Club (P), Happy Wanderer Recreational Vehicle Park (Q), Empire Polo Club (R), Empire Equestrian Center (S), Eldorado Polo Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Village Square Shopping Center (1), Tyselling Shopping Center (2), Town and Country Shopping Center (3), Indio Plaza Shopping Center (4), Indio Fashion Mall Shopping Center (5), Coachella Shopping Center (6), Coachella Plaza Shopping Center (7), One Eleven La Quinta Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Coachella Valley include: Second Missionary Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ of Indio (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Cornerstone Church of Indio (D), First African Methodist Episcopal Church (E), First Church of the Nazarene (F), Fountain of Living Water Church (G), Iglesia del Valle (H), Independent Evangelical Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Martinez Cemetery (1), Coachella Valley Cemetery (2), Toro Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Cahuilla (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Garner Wash (A), Box Canyon Wash (B), Salt Creek (C), Whitewater River (D), Travertine Palms Wash (E), Thousand Palm Canyon Wash (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Coachella Valley include: Lake Cahuilla County Park (1), Indian Hills Palms Park (2), Bagdouma Park (3), Carreon Park (4), Dateland Park (5), Davis Sports Complex (6), De Oro Park (7), Miles Park (8), North Jackson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Betz Beach (A), Sneaker Beach (B), Salton Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Riverside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 294. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

294
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 33.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.3%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.3%

People in group quarters in Coachella Valley in 2010:

  • 365 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 262 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 142 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 119 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 109 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 80 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 62 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Coachella Valley in 2000:

  • 687 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 321 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 304 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 199 people in nursing homes
  • 100 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 62 people in other group homes
  • 47 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Coachella Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

24.0
California average:

16.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Coachella Valley CCD (based on Riverside County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic602,76551
Evangelical Protestant240,306741
Other77,581194
Mainline Protestant29,535103
Black Protestant19,17040
Orthodox3,64711
None1,216,637-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 330
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
Riverside County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

17.9%

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.45% ($40,820 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($43,924)
from Orange County, CA  1.03% ($49,190)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.22% ($35,688 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.94% ($37,493)
to Orange County, CA  0.88% ($47,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Coachella Valley:

  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KESQ (1400 AM; 1 kW; INDIO, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST CO.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCMJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPSI (920 AM; 5 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXPS (1010 AM; 4 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Coachella Valley:

  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCRI (89.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KJJZ (102.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: R M BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KUNA-FM (96.7 FM; LA QUINTA, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKUU (92.7 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPSC (88.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KLOB (94.7 FM; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • K280CV (103.9 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLM (106.1 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R M BROADCASTING L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Coachella Valley:

  • KESQ-TV (Channel 42; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • K19DH (Channel 19; INDIO, CA; Owner: DESERT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFX-CA (Channel 33; INDIO/PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KYAV-LP (Channel 12; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: JDF INVESTMENT CO. LLC)

Coachella Valley on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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