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Covington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Covington had a population of 5,825 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Covington, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,825
Population in Households 5,738
Population in Familes 4,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 1,065
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $37,693
Average Household Income $46,630
Per Capita Income $20,711


Total Housing Units 3,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,924 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 475 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $77,051
Average Home Value $112,396


Total Households 2,558
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,492
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.62%
Households -0.35% -0.67%
Families -0.53% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2018 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 # 181 70th
Population Density # 234 61st
Diversity Index # 379 36th
Median Household Income # 494 17th
Per Capita Income # 502 16th

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