Covington, VA 24426 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24426: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Covington, VA 24426

Acceptable Alternative
Alleghany, VA 24426
Jordan Mines, VA 24426

Not Acceptable, USPS
Camp Appalachia, VA 24426
Cmp Appalchia, VA 24426

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 560
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,195
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 184
  • County: Covington City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.752, Longitude -80.046
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 24426 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Alleghany, Covington City).

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Covington, VA 24426 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,841
Daytime Population: Workers 5,477
Daytime Population: Residents 8,736
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 14,675
Population in Familes 11,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $43,559
Average Household Income $53,738
Per Capita Income $22,997


Total Housing Units 7,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,697 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,606 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,154 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $102,918
Average Home Value $144,912


Total Households 6,303
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.45%
Households -0.26% -0.51%
Families -0.43% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Covington, VA 24426 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24426 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 199 77th
Population Density # 618 29th
Diversity Index # 624 28th
Median Household Income # 607 30th
Per Capita Income # 576 34th

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