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

587

Population
Growth Rate

0.60%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

25.000

Housing & Income

Households

257

Total Housing Units

273


Owner Occupied

195

Renter Occupied

62

Vacant

16

Median Home Value

$321,622


Average Home Value

$357,270

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.67%


Per Capita Income

2.94%

Income Projection

Median Household

$63,199 $75,573


Average Household

$94,799 $109,760


Per Capita

$38,167 $44,116

Workforce

Total Businesses

15

Total Employed

85

Workers 16+

280

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

30

2020 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

19

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

9

2020 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

41

Graduated
High School

108

Associates
Degree

23

Bachelor's
Degree

85

Graduate
Degree

44

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

258

Non-Resident Commuters

13

Drive Alone

222

Carpooled

19

Public

3

Work At Home

16