Coachella is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 45,839 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 $33,870.00.
When you are in Coachella, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.71% of Coachella’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (14.57%), sales jobs (12.64%), and food service (10.52%).
The population of Coachella has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.18% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Coachella in 2010 was $16,220, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,880 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 97.87% 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, French, Italian, Canadian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Coachella's cultural character, accounting for 38.81% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Coachella is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.