Cove

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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Cove

Population

Total Population

610

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

23.300

Housing & Income

Households

270

Total Housing Units

278


Owner Occupied

203

Renter Occupied

66

Vacant

8

Median Home Value

$351,299


Average Home Value

$391,749

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.90%

Income Projection

Median Household

$71,914 $75,000


Average Household

$98,987 $119,044


Per Capita

$39,768 $48,161

Workforce

Total Businesses

17

Total Employed

100

Workers 16+

251

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

45

2022 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

19

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

9

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

45

Graduated
High School

123

Associates
Degree

38

Bachelor's
Degree

84

Graduate
Degree

55

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

234

Non-Resident Commuters

10

Drive Alone

224

Carpooled

11

Public

0

Work At Home

10