Coachella, CA
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Coachella is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 44,635 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Coachella is the 203rd largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Coachella, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Coachella, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Coachella’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Coachella does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $37,497.00.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Coachella is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.98% of the Coachella workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (17.19%), farm management occupations (10.76%), and sales jobs (9.73%).

Coachella ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.87% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Coachella in 2010 was $12,260, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,040 for a family of four. Coachella also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 97.49% 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 Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Coachella's cultural character, accounting for 41.69% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Coachella is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Indic languages.