Coachella has the 675th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Coachella is part of the Riverside metro area. Unemployment in the Riverside area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Riverside has the 24th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Coachella is below average at $45,210, and the median cost of a home in Coachella is $143,600, which is below the national average. 4% of workers in Coachella hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 50% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Coachella. 77% of Coachella workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 13% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Coachella spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.