Covington, Virginia Population 2020

5,330
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Covington is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,330, it is the 58th largest city in Virginia and the 4575th largest city in the United States. Covington is currently declining at a rate of -1.20% annually and its population has decreased by -10.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,961 in 2010. Covington reached it's highest population of 11,062 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Covington has a population density of 975 people per square mile.

The average household income in Covington is $56,384 with a poverty rate of 15.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $598 per month, and the median house value is $74,200. The median age in Covington is 42.8 years, 42.4 years for males, and 44.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males.

Covington Demographics

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

  • White: 82.57%
  • Black or African American: 13.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.72%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Covington, Virginia is 5,330, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,460.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,961.

Covington, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,60982.57%
Black or African American73913.24%
Two or More Races1522.72%
Asian741.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.14%
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Covington Population Pyramid 2020

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Covington Median Age

42.8


Total

42.4


Male

44.6


Female

Covington Adults

There are 4,510 adults, (1,202 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female

2,840

50.88%

Male

2,742

49.12%

Covington Households and Families

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.9%10.1%
All73.5%26.5%
Non Family69.2%30.8%
Female32.1%67.9%
Male26.1%73.9%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4092.2873.5
Married1,1762.9889.9
Non Family8711.1469.2
Female2742.5532.1
Male883.426.1

2.86

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Covington Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1553.84%
9th to 12th Grade3979.84%
High School Graduate1,74643.26%
Some College80519.95%
Associates Degree3177.85%
Bachelors Degree41410.26%
Graduate Degree2025.00%
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Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,3452,936494
Black48436232
Hispanic12112167
Multiple Races765539
Asian636337

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 58.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,346$36,722$23,651
Less Than High School$32,981$34,135$
High School Grad$22,697$28,984$15,417
Some College$30,962$60,800$27,765
Bachelors Degree$35,880$$40,583
Graduate Degree$49,931$57,344$42,500

$29,346

Average Earnings

$36,722

Average Male

$23,651

Average Female

Covington Language

Covington Language by Age

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Covington Language

97.79% of Covington residents speak only English, while 2.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Covington Poverty

Covington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,45169215.55%
Black7079513.44%
Hispanic1441913.19%
Multiple1521711.18%
Islander88100.00%

15.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.20%

Male Poverty Rate

19.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is Multiple, with 11.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.76%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.28%
High School12.31%
Some College11.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.38%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed74.51%
Female Unemployed13.33%
Female Employed13.19%
Male Employed6.06%

Covington Income

Covington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,432$56,384
Families$56,442$61,355
Married Families$72,842-
Non Families$24,902$46,022
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Covington Marital Status

Covington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

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 45-54.

Covington Marital Status by Race

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Covington Veterans

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492

Number of Veterans

448

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War117
Vietnam112
First Gulf War111
Korea42
World War II29
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54164
75+121
65 to 7487
55 to 6487
18 to 3433
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Name Veterans % of Total
White43311.54%
Black488.23%
Hispanic3528.93%
Asian1115.71%

Covington Veterans by Education

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9.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Employment Status

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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71.03%

Born in Virginia

96.61%

Native Born

3.39%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

2.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.61% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 71.03% having been born in Virginia. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,330-65-1.20%
20195,395-65-1.19%
20185,460-14-0.26%
20175,474-65-1.17%
20165,539-122-2.16%
20155,661-114-1.97%
20145,775-55-0.94%
20135,830-15-0.26%
20125,845-71-1.20%
20115,916-27-0.45%
20105,943-360-0.59%
20006,303-688-1.03%
19906,991-2,072-2.56%
19809,063-997-1.04%
197010,060-1,002-0.94%
196011,0625,2026.56%
19505,860-440-0.72%
19406,300-238-0.37%
19306,5389151.52%
19205,6231,3892.88%
19104,2341,2843.68%
19002,9500.00%