Covelo, California

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Covelo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mendocino County, California, United States. Covelo is located 14 miles (23 km) east-northeast of Laytonville,[2] at an elevation of 1398 feet (426 m).[1] The population was 1,175 at the 2000 census.



Covelo is located at 39°47′35″N 123°14′53″W / 39.79306°N 123.24806°W / 39.79306; -123.24806.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18.5 km²), all of it land.

Covelo is the location of the Covelo American Viticultural Area.


Covelo began in 1860, with the opening of the town's first store.[2] The post office opened in 1870.[2] The town was named after a village in Switzerland.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,175 people, 442 households, and 301 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 164.9 people per square mile (63.6/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 71.8/sq mi (27.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 50.21% White, 0.85% Black or African American, 40.26% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 6.21% from two or more races. 8.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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