Island City

Cove is a little slice of heaven located on the eastern edge of the Grande Ronde Valley in Union County, Oregon. Cove is on the valley’s eastern slope, nestled between the Wallowa Mountains and adjacent ridges. Cove’s name comes from the niche created by the base of Mt. Fanny, Mill Creek, and the ridges to the south. Cove is a small community with approximately 680 people within city limits. Another 1,200 people live in the greater Cove area.  Cove has a public library, K-12 charter school, corner market and fueling station, volunteer fire department, styling salon, steakhouse, and, of course, the Cove Drive-in. A wide array of home-based businesses are a testament to Cove’s robust entrepreneurial spirit.

Cove has been a fruit production center for over 100 years. Today, approximately 500 acres of commercial orchards, planted mostly to sweet cherries and peaches, grace the hillsides above town. Livestock production and processing, field crops, and small-scale produce growers make up the remaining farm operations.

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Cove446552594614

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4212727
5-9343132
10-14323237
15-19463331
20-2482721
25-29233925
30-34222141
35-39242925
40-44282732
45-49383931
50-54493641
55-59434340
60-64565545
65-69325057
70-74274748
75-79342743
80-84171622
85+181719
18+430486503
Median Age504951

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Cove2021
Total594.000
White Alone91.080
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.840
Asian Alone1.350
Pacific Islander Alone0.340
Some Other Race1.680
Two or More Races4.710
Hispanic Origin4.880
Diversity Index24.700

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Cove2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families2%1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households184240261271
Housing Units193257277287
Owner Occupied Units205214
Renter Occupied Units5757
Vacant Units1616

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Cove20212026
Median Home Value$334,337$366,981
Average Home Value$381,585$448,380
<$50,00031
$50,000 - $99,99941
$100,000 - $149,99941
$150,000 - $199,999112
$200,000 - $249,9993212
$250,000 - $299,9992020
$300,000 - $399,99983106
$400,000 - $499,9993453
$500,000 - $749,99946
$1,000,000 +23

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later3
2000-200926
1990-199948
1980-198929
1970-197986
1960-196927
1950-19596
1940-19492
1939 or Before77

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Cove20212026
Median Household$65,502$68,139
Average Household$88,017$97,929
Per Capita$35,427$39,893

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Cove2021
<$15,00014
$15,000 - $24,99926
$25,000 - $34,99915
$35,000 - $49,99930
$50,000 - $74,99963
$75,000 - $99,99938
$100,000 - $149,99941
$150,000 - $199,99918
$200,000+15

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+256
In-County Residents239
Out-of-County Residents10
Drive Alone210
Carpooled20
Public Transport4
Work at Home8
Less than 5 minutes15
5-9 minutes35
10-14 minutes8
15-19 minutes30
20-24 minutes49
25-29 minutes20
30-34 minutes61
35-39 minutes0
40-44 minutes0
45-59 minutes14
60-89 minutes9
90+ minutes7
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees94
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction4
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade5
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores5
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse4
Information19
  
Finance & Insurance0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services39
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs10
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places10
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin4
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp9

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Cove2021
Some High School47
Graduated High School117
Associates Degree33
Bachelor's Degree78
Graduate Degree52

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses16
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus1
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus2
  
Finance & Insurance Bus0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus2
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus4
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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