Covington is a city located in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 12,124, it is the 45th largest city in Louisiana and the 3532nd largest city in the United States. Covington is currently growing at a rate of 2.36% annually and its population has increased by 4.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,564 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Covington has a population density of 1,502 people per square mile.
The average household income in Covington is $86,551 with a poverty rate of 10.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,115 per month, and the median house value is $243,600. The median age in Covington is 38.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Covingtonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
92.03% of Covington residents speak only English, while 7.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.53% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington is Multiple, with 34.56% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.37%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Covington
97.23% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 79.94% having been born in Louisiana. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.