Covington County, Mississippi Population 2020

Covington County, Mississippi's estimated population is 18,469 with a growth rate of -1.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Covington County, Mississippi is the 50th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,469-192-1.03%
201918,661-192-1.02%
201818,853-192-1.01%
201719,045-123-0.64%
201619,168-70-0.36%
201519,238870.45%
201419,151-57-0.30%
201319,208-235-1.21%
201219,443-40-0.21%
201119,483-94-0.48%
201019,5773,05018.45%
199016,5276003.77%
198015,9271,92513.75%
197014,0023652.68%
196013,637-2,399-14.96%
195016,036-994-5.84%
194017,0302,00213.32%
193015,0281591.07%
192014,869-2,040-12.06%
191016,9093,83329.31%
190013,0764,77757.56%
18908,2992,30638.48%
18805,9931,24026.09%
18704,7533457.83%
18604,4081,07032.06%
18503,33862122.86%
18402,7171666.51%
18302,55132114.39%
18202,2300.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.03%
County Website
Founded
1819
County Seat

Covington County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,65661.05%
Black or African American7,21537.79%
Two or More Races1750.92%
Asian280.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.09%

Covington County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Covington County, Mississippi Median Age

37.7


Total

36.8


Male

38.6


Female

Covington County, Mississippi Adults

There are 14,313 adults, (3,094 of whom are seniors) in Covington County, Mississippi.

Covington County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

9,839

51.54%

Male

9,252

48.46%

Covington County, Mississippi Households and Families

Covington County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Covington County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All80.5%19.5%
Male75.4%24.6%
Female72.7%27.3%
Non Family71.1%28.9%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7942.7780.5
Married3,1423.2890.1
Non Family1,9911.2371.1
Female1,2133.9472.7
Male4482.975.4

3.38

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Covington County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6475.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,45811.73%
High School Graduate4,63437.29%
Some College2,47519.92%
Associates Degree1,0468.42%
Bachelors Degree1,30410.49%
Graduate Degree8636.94%

Covington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,1847,0781,546
Black4,0923,116595
Hispanic63359
Multiple Races5959
Islander1717
Asian171717

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,401$38,228$23,387
Less Than High School$18,531$21,219$15,614
High School Grad$24,129$30,227$18,125
Some College$31,427$41,781$19,814
Bachelors Degree$33,542$40,481$31,765
Graduate Degree$43,621$44,497$41,138

$30,401

Average Earnings

$38,228

Average Male

$23,387

Average Female

Covington County, Mississippi Language

Covington County, Mississippi Language by Age

Covington County, Mississippi Language

98.77% of Covington County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.

Covington County, Mississippi Poverty

Covington County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,1053,19244.93%
White11,3791,29711.40%
Multiple1755933.71%
Hispanic923133.70%

24.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.91%

Male Poverty Rate

27.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington County, Mississippi is Black, with 44.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington County, Mississippi is White, with 11.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.14%
High School21.04%
Some College12.01%
Bachelors or Greater5.97%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.53%
Male Unemployed57.30%
Female Employed13.89%
Male Employed7.01%

Covington County, Mississippi Income

Covington County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,931$48,334
Families$45,679$53,983
Married Families$62,381-
Non Families$24,002$32,413

Covington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Covington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Covington County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Covington County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Covington County, Mississippi Veterans

906

Number of Veterans

858

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam242
First Gulf War216
Korea115
Second Gulf War79
World War II65
Age Group Veterans
75+286
35 to 54252
65 to 74202
55 to 64112
18 to 3454

$Covington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington County, Mississippi Employment Status

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Covington County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

88.76%

Born in Mississippi

99.57%

Native Born

0.43%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.57% of Covington County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 88.76% having been born in Mississippi. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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