The City of Covington had a population of 5,687 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Covington is located at latitude 37.7935 and longitude -79.9939 in Covington (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Covington 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Covington: Merrys Store, Merry's Store.
|Total Population||5,687 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,600 (98.5%)|
|Population in Families||4,214 (74.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||87 ( 1.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,554|
|Average Household Income||$51,752|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,685|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,997 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,877 (62.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||614 (20.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||506 (16.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$75,656|
|Average Home Value||$109,164|
|Housing Affordability Index3||304|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.86%|
|Per Capita Income||1.52%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.85%|
The table below compares Covington to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 184||69th|
|Population Density||# 235||61st|
|Median Household Income||# 487||18th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 580||98th|
|Per Capita Income||# 451||24th|
|Diversity Index||# 388||35th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.