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

-0.10%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

23.300

Housing & Income

Households

271

Total Housing Units

280


Owner Occupied

205

Renter Occupied

66

Vacant

9

Median Home Value

$364,205


Average Home Value

$439,512

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.47%

Income Projection

Median Household

$69,559 $73,475


Average Household

$98,879 $115,833


Per Capita

$43,928 $52,096

Workforce

Total Businesses

18

Total Employed

101

Workers 16+

255

2023 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

45

2023 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

19

2023 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2023 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2023 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

9

2023 Food & Beverage Retailers

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

26

Graduated
High School

105

Associates
Degree

35

Bachelor's
Degree

95

Graduate
Degree

58

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

243

Non-Resident Commuters

9

Drive Alone

219

Carpooled

12

Public

0

Work At Home

19