Covington, Virginia Population 2021

5,458
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Covington is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,458, it is the 57th largest city in Virginia and the 4533rd largest city in the United States . Covington is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -8.44% 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 998 people per square mile.

The average household income in Covington is $57,657 with a poverty rate of 13.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $619 per month, and the median house value is $72,900. The median age in Covington is 42.4 years, 42 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Covington Demographics

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

  • White: 82.10%
  • Black or African American: 13.08%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Covington, Virginia is 5,458 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,578.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,961.

Covington, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,59682.10%
Black or African American73213.08%
Two or More Races1943.47%
Asian651.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.20%
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Covington Population by Race

Covington Population Pyramid $2021

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Covington Median Age

42.4


Total

42


Male

43.7


Female

Covington Adults

There are 4,451 adults, (1,131 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female

2,918

52.13%

Male

2,680

47.87%

Covington Population by Age

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All74.5%25.5%
Non Family71.6%28.4%
Male53.8%46.2%
Female29.2%70.8%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Covington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3842.3174.5
Married1,1153.1388.2
Non Family9241.1471.6
Female2262.7329.2
Male1192.8453.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Covington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1172.94%
9th to 12th Grade3889.74%
High School Graduate1,77044.43%
Some College85621.49%
Associates Degree2325.82%
Bachelors Degree41310.37%
Graduate Degree2085.22%
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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
White3,2992,945504
Black49536840
Hispanic10510560
2+ Races856138
Asian515130

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 58.82%.

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,794$40,559$26,923
Less Than 9th Grade$41,417$47,981$
High School Graduate$23,125$31,771$14,836
Some College$32,141$54,375$28,700
Bachelors Degree$38,068$$40,625
Graduate Degree$48,594$73,000$38,929

$31,794

Average Earnings

$40,559

Average Male

$26,923

Average Female

Covington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington Language by Age

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Covington Language

97.68% of Covington residents speak only English, while 2.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Covington Language

Covington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,44558813.23%
Black6998111.59%
Multiple1942211.34%
Hispanic1332015.04%
Islander1111100.00%

13.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.00%

Male Poverty Rate

16.90%

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 11.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.15%.

Covington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.26%
High School12.41%
Some College10.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%

Covington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed74.36%
Female Unemployed23.26%
Female Employed13.77%
Male Employed5.04%

Covington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,655$57,657
Families$57,614$61,003
Married Families$71,620-
Non Families$27,642$50,787
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Income by Household Type

Covington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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 55-64.

Covington Marital Status by Race

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Covington Marital Status

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418

Number of Veterans

395

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War112
Vietnam104
Second Gulf War72
Korea44
World War II19

Covington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64110
35 to 54107
75+103
65 to 7482
18 to 3416

Covington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White39110.65%
Hispanic2523.81%
Black193.03%
Asian813.33%

Covington Veterans by Race

Covington Veterans by Education

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7.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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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72.12%

Born in Covington

96.64%

Native Born

3.36%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.64% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 72.12% having been born in Virginia. 0.73% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,458-40-0.73%
20205,498-40-0.72%
20195,538-40-0.72%
20185,57820.04%
20175,576-61-1.08%
20165,637-26-0.46%
20155,663-109-1.89%
20145,772-55-0.94%
20135,827-15-0.26%
20125,842-72-1.22%
20115,914-26-0.44%
20105,940-363-0.59%
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%

Covington Population by Year