Covington County, Mississippi Population 2024

17,794

Covington County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 17,794 with a growth rate of -0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Covington County, Mississippi is the 50th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 19,578 and has seen a growth of -9.11% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,034-152-0.88%
202817,186-152-0.88%
202717,338-152-0.87%
202617,490-152-0.86%
202517,642-152-0.85%
202417,794-152-0.85%
202317,946-152-0.84%
202218,098-152-0.83%
202118,250-48-0.26%
202018,298-264-1.42%
201918,562-219-1.17%
201818,781-235-1.24%
201719,016-155-0.81%
201619,171-82-0.43%
201519,253920.48%
201419,161-53-0.28%
201319,214-233-1.2%
201219,447-41-0.21%
201119,488-90-0.46%
201019,578
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%
18202,230-14,804-86.91%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.85% (-152)
County Website
Covington County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,578
Area
414 mi²
Density
43 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.11% (-1,784)
Founded
1819

Covington County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,10160.59%
Black or African American6,39434.9%
Two or more races6323.45%
Native American1230.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.17%
Asian220.12%
Other race190.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Other race

Covington County, Mississippi Population by Race

Covington County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Covington County, Mississippi Median Age

37.8

Total

36.7

Male

39.5

Female

Covington County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,864 adults, (3,177 of whom are seniors) in Covington County, Mississippi.

Covington County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female9,32250.88%
Male9,00149.12%

Covington County, Mississippi Population by Age

Covington County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9542.5975.424.6
Married3,1713.3788.911.1
Non Family2,2221.137030
Female1,4173.0651.948.1
Male1443.390.39.7
showing: 5 rows

3.25

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Covington County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Covington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 83.33%.

Covington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,793

Average Earnings

$47,788

Average Male

$30,908

Average Female

Covington County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Covington County, Mississippi Language

98.42% of Covington County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Covington County, Mississippi Language

Covington County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,2562,20335.21%
White10,7191,57014.65%
Multiple63228545.09%
Hispanic46519141.08%
Native123123100%
Islander3232100%
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23.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.66%

Male Poverty Rate

27.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington County, Mississippi is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington County, Mississippi is White, with 14.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.15%.

Covington County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.92%
High School22.75%
Some College13.38%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
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Covington County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50.15%
Female Unemployed32.2%
Female Employed10.33%
Male Employed7.07%
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Covington County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Covington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Covington County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Covington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

810

Number of Veterans

792

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Covington County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Covington County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Covington County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Covington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Covington County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Covington County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Covington County, Mississippi 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

85.14%

Born in Covington County, Mississippi

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Covington County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 85.14% having been born in Mississippi. 0.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Covington County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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