Covington, Georgia Population 2021

14,598
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Covington is a city located in Newton County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Newton County. With a 2020 population of 14,598, it is the 77th largest city in Georgia and the 2362nd largest city in the United States . Covington is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 11.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,118 in 2010. Covington reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 16 miles, Covington has a population density of 928 people per square mile.

The average household income in Covington is $60,454 with a poverty rate of 29.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $874 per month, and the median house value is $171,600. The median age in Covington is 30.8 years, 29.2 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Covington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Covingtonwas:

  • White: 47.63%
  • Black or African American: 46.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Other race: 2.12%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Covington, Georgia is 14,598 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,206.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,118.

Covington, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,65247.63%
Black or African American6,55046.90%
Two or More Races3732.67%
Some Other Race2962.12%
Asian930.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.02%
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Covington Population by Race

Covington Population Pyramid $2021

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Covington Median Age

30.8


Total

29.2


Male

35.2


Female

Covington Adults

There are 10,097 adults, (2,039 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female

7,395

52.95%

Male

6,572

47.05%

Covington Population by Age

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male22.9%77.1%
Female28%72%
Non Family33.4%66.6%
All41.6%58.4%
Married70.7%29.3%

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Covington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0942.5941.6
Non Family1,7621.2533.4
Female1,5363.4228
Married1,4463.2270.7
Male3503.0522.9

3.22

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Covington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2502.95%
9th to 12th Grade99711.75%
High School Graduate2,99035.25%
Some College2,14425.27%
Associates Degree5526.51%
Bachelors Degree92810.94%
Graduate Degree6227.33%
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Covington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,4983,9051,108
Black3,3702,778346
Hispanic40634475
2+ Races17817817
Other Race8787
Asian686817
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.00%.

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,138$31,576$21,527
Less Than 9th Grade$17,375$$17,593
High School Graduate$24,751$27,047$20,520
Some College$25,466$31,403$17,332
Bachelors Degree$37,500$46,875$27,156
Graduate Degree$67,844$93,375$51,458

$27,138

Average Earnings

$31,576

Average Male

$21,527

Average Female

Covington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington Language by Age

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Covington Language

92.98% of Covington residents speak only English, while 7.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.31% of the population.

Covington Language

Covington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,2032,47239.85%
White5,7351,01717.73%
Multiple37327774.26%
Hispanic870647.36%
Asian931111.83%
Native33100.00%

29.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.85%

Male Poverty Rate

33.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is Hispanic, with 7.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.56%.

Covington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College29.89%
Less Than 9th Grade27.52%
High School18.36%
Bachelors or Greater7.14%

Covington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed67.42%
Female Employed20.75%
Male Unemployed13.60%
Male Employed10.61%

Covington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,845$60,454
Families$43,131$68,538
Married Families$72,656-
Non Families$36,197$43,382
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Income by Household Type

Covington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington Married by Age and Sex

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Covington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Covington Marital Status by Race

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Covington Marital Status

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928

Number of Veterans

853

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam374
Second Gulf War259
First Gulf War234
Korea33
World War II18

Covington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74325
35 to 54234
18 to 34150
75+138
55 to 6481

Covington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4678.89%
Black3979.23%
2+ Races6129.47%
Hispanic91.37%
Native American3100.00%

Covington Veterans by Race

Covington Veterans by Education

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19.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Covington Employment by Age

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Covington Employment by Race

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Covington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.93%

Born in Covington

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.36% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 71.93% having been born in Georgia. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Covington Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,5981961.36%
202014,4021961.38%
201914,2061961.40%
201814,010-11-0.08%
201714,0211831.32%
201613,838620.45%
201513,7761871.38%
201413,5892371.78%
201313,352820.62%
201213,270710.54%
201113,199600.46%
201013,1391,5921.30%
200011,5471,5211.42%
199010,026-560-0.54%
198010,5863190.31%
197010,2672,1002.31%
19608,1672,9754.63%
19505,1921,2922.90%
19403,9006971.99%
19303,2030.00%
19203,2035061.73%
19102,6970.00%

Covington Population by Year