Coachella Makes Name for its Work Ethic, Not Just Music

Coachella may be known nationally for the prominent music festival, but it should also known as a place where a lot of hard workers call home. In fact, the city is home to the hardest workers in California, not Silicon Valley or LA.

Known as the “City of Eternal Sunshine”, Coachella is largely a rural and agricultural community in the desert and one of the state’s fastest-growing cities in the late 20th century. When it incorporated in 1946, it had 1,000 residents, but at the 2010 census the population had grown to 40,704.

The city also lends its name to the Coachella grapefruit; the town’s stretch of State Route 111 is named Grapefruit Boulevard in its honor. Cesar Chavez/Harrison (outside of city) Streets are declared historic U.S. Route 99, the major thoroughfare that connects with Interstate 10 a few miles north of town.

So, are you working hard or hardly working?

If you’re like most American workers the answer is you’re working pretty hard! However, there is no denying that some cities have a more “dog-eat-dog” pace? Curious if your city (and you!) are one of them? Or maybe you long for a city with a better work-life balance?

You’re in luck,, a website that helps people discover new jobs and career paths, mined the data to find the city in each state where workers are burning the candle at both ends.

First, check out the 10 cities with the hardest workers.

These are the 10 cities where workers are putting in the most sweat and toil. Your state not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see what city is the hardest working in your state- or keep reading to see what makes these cities so hard working.

To determine the hardest working cities in each state, ranked just shy of 4,000 cities on:

  • Average Hours Worked
  • Average Commute Time
  • Workers per Household (Employed labor force divided by the number of households)
  • Labor Force Participation Rate

While time may not always equal work output, it is a good look into just how much of their lives people spend making a living (or getting to work -to- make a living). To measure time spend working, the company looked into both average hours worked and average daily commute.

After that, it examined the workers per household and the percent of residents in each location who are part of the labor force. The more of each, the harder working the city.

Based on the above criteria, the company ranked each city in America, the higher a city ranked in any of these areas, the more hardworking, the company determined, it was. It ranked the cities in each state from the most to the least hardworking.

All of the data came from the most recent ACS Census survey.

Image Sources

  • Welcome to Coachella: Shutterstock