Covington, Virginia Population 2024

5,616

Covington is a city located in Alleghany County, Craig County, and Covington city Virginia. Covington has a 2024 population of 5,616. It is also the county seat of Alleghany County. Covington is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -2.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,742 in 2020.

The average household income in Covington is $55,199 with a poverty rate of 16.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Covington is 41.9 years, 39.7 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Covington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Covington was:

  • White: 81.65%
  • Black or African American: 13.46%
  • Two or more races: 3.77%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,026.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.19% (-126)
The current population of Covington, Virginia is 5,616 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,742.

Covington, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,67281.65%
Black or African American77013.46%
Two or more races2163.77%
Asian641.12%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Covington Population by Race

Covington Population Pyramid 2024

Covington Median Age

41.9

Total

39.7

Male

43.7

Female

Covington Adults

There are 4,437 adults, (1,092 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female3,00652.53%
Male2,71647.47%

Covington Population by Age

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5032.2575.224.8
Married1,1133.1284.515.5
Non Family9831.167.732.3
Female2212.617129
Male1862.7364.535.5

2.93

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Covington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3528.82%
Associates Degree2837.09%
Bachelors Degree2967.42%
Graduate Degree1593.98%
High School Graduate1,91748.03%
Less Than 9th Grade1022.56%
Some College88222.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Covington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,2482,927350
Black54845462
Hispanic1026933
2+ Races808018
Asian464025

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.35%.

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,860$58,203$56,328
Graduate Degree$55,144$0$36,983
High School Graduate$27,326$46,209$17,347
Less Than 9th Grade$39,514$39,618$0
Overall$36,906$47,688$25,140
Some College$41,190$51,345$23,813

$36,906

Average Earnings

$47,688

Average Male

$25,140

Average Female

Covington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Covington Language

97.39% of Covington residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Covington Language

Covington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,53676616.89%
Multiple2169644.44%
Black735598.03%
Hispanic1283628.13%
Asian6457.81%

16.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.78%

Male Poverty Rate

18.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington is Multiple, with 44.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is Asian, with 7.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.64%.

Covington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.04%
High School9.79%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater7.47%

Covington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed92.68%
Female Unemployed80.95%
Female Employed9.93%
Male Employed6.68%

Covington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$57,125$66,362
Households$45,737$55,199
Married Families$70,972$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,420$36,413

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Covington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Covington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Covington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Covington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

289

Number of Veterans

289

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam122
First Gulf War67
Second Gulf War54
Korea35
World War II0

Covington Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7482
55 to 6472
75+70
35 to 5445
18 to 3420

Covington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2657.27%
Black233.82%
Hispanic119.73%
2+ Races10.76%

Covington Veterans by Race

Covington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Covington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Covington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Covington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.09%

Born in Covington

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.09% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 80.09% having been born in Virginia. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Covington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,458-32-0.58%
20285,490-31-0.56%
20275,521-32-0.58%
20265,553-31-0.56%
20255,584-32-0.57%
20245,616-31-0.55%
20235,647-32-0.56%
20225,679-52-0.91%
20215,731-11-0.19%
20205,7421202.13%
20195,622-38-0.67%
20185,66000%
20175,660-22-0.39%
20165,682110.19%
20155,671-107-1.85%
20145,778-54-0.93%
20135,832-14-0.24%
20125,846-70-1.18%
20115,916-25-0.42%
20105,941-362-5.74%
20006,303-688-9.84%
19906,991-2,072-22.86%
19809,063-997-9.91%
197010,060-1,002-9.06%
196011,0625,20288.77%
19505,860-440-6.98%
19406,300-238-3.64%
19306,53891516.27%
19205,6231,38932.81%
19104,2341,28443.53%
19002,95000%
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Covington Population by Year