Coachella is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 45,443 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Coachella is the 203rd largest community in California. Coachella has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Coachella, where the median household income is $34,300.00.
Unlike some cities, Coachella isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coachella are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coachella is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Coachella who work in maintenance occupations (14.69%), sales jobs (11.81%), and food service (10.17%).
In terms of college education, Coachella ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 3.89% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Coachella in 2010 was $14,394, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,576 for a family of four.
Coachella is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Coachella home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Coachella, accounting for 97.57% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Coachella residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Coachella include German, Irish, Italian, Canadian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Coachella's cultural character, accounting for 39.34% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Coachella is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.