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Covington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Covington had a population of 5,945 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 5,945
Daytime Population: Workers 1,883
Daytime Population: Residents 3,478
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 5,870
Population in Familes 4,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 1,087
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $37,570
Average Household Income $46,889
Per Capita Income $20,838


Total Housing Units 3,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,742 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 875 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $76,135
Average Home Value $104,851


Total Households 2,617
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,528
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 -0.04% -0.31%
Households -0.08% -0.35%
Families -0.28% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

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, 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 # 177 70th
Population Density # 223 63rd
Diversity Index # 373 37th
Median Household Income # 480 19th
Per Capita Income # 480 19th

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