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Covington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Covington had a population of 6,074 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Covington is located at latitude 37.7781 and longitude -79.986 in Covington (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Covington (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Covington (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The City of Covington (GNIS ID: 1789069) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Covington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Covington: Merrys Store, Merry's Store.

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Covington, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,074
Population in Households 5,999
Population in Familes 4,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 1,111
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,666
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,564
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,804 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 862 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $73,684
Average Home Value $102,508


Median Household Income $36,165
Average Household Income $45,711
Per Capita Income $20,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.11%
Households 0.21% 0.03%
Families 0.05% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Covington, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 176 70th
Population Density1 # 218 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 376 37th
Median Household Income # 490 18th
Per Capita Income # 476 20th

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