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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Coachella is approximately 36,145 (2006), 40704 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,024 (2000), 8998 (2010).
The amount of land area in Coachella is 51.995 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Coachella is 29.36 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Coachella to Washington DC is 2311 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 454 miles. (as the crow flies)
Coachella is positioned 33.68 degrees north of the equator and 116.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Coachella elevation is -71 feet above sea level.
Coachella per capita income is $ 7,416 (2000).
Coachella median income is $ 34,800 (2005).
The Coachella median home price is $ 212,300 (2005).
Coachella average annual precipitation is 3.5 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 56.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 72.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 92.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 76.7 degrees F.


in southern California about five miles from Indio and 86 miles from Riverside. Nearby communities include La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Mecca, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Thousand Palms and Rancho Mirage.
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History & History Related Items

The Southern Pacific Railroad came here in 1876 and named the area Woodspur. The name came about around 1901 when residents voted to accept Coachella as the new name for the community. The origin of the name is not really known though some thoughts on the subject have it the misspelling of Conchilla, the Spanish word for small white snail shells that were found there. The city was incorporated in 1946 and it wasn’t until after that time that real expansion began to take place. The area includes many farms and fruit groves, including citrus and date palms.

Here is a history page for Coachella.
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The founding of Coachella


The incorporation of Coachella


Coachella City Government

City of Coachella
1515 6th Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Phone: 760 398-3502
Fax: 760 398-8117


Coachella is located in the Fourth Supervisorial District. Within the Fourth District are the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella and Blythe (as well as a portion of Desert Hot Springs). Major unincorporated areas in this district include Sky Valley, Thermal, Desert Center and the Palo Verde Valley. Contact:
Larson Justice Center
46-200 Oasis Street, Suite 318
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: 760-863-8211

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Coachella Chamber

Coachella Chamber of Commerce
1258 Sixth Street
Coachella, Ca 92236
Phone: 760-398-8089

Coachella Organizations

Coachella Chamber of Commerce
1258 Sixth Street
Coachella, Ca 92236
Phone: 760-398-8089

Coachella Libraries

Coachella Public Library
1538 Seventh Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Phone: 760-398-5148

The Coachella Library is part of the Riverside County Library System.

Coachella Schools

Coachella Valley Unified School District
P.O. Box 847
Thermal, CA 92274
Phone: 760-399-5137 Coachella


The population of Coachella was:
1990 - 16,896
2000 - 22,724
2003 - 26,772
2005 - 30,764
2006 - 36,145
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.
Median age:
2000 - 22.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 28,590
2005 - $ 34,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 212,300
2005 - $ 477,700

Coachella is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time for a portion of the year.

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