Covington, Virginia Population 2021

Covington, Virginia's estimated population is 5,458 with a growth rate of -0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Covington, Virginia is the 129th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 5,940 and has seen a growth of -8.11% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth 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%
20105,940-1,051-15.03%
19906,991-2,072-22.86%
19809,063-997-9.91%
197010,060-1,002-9.06%
196011,0620.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.73%
2010 Population
5,940
Growth Since 2010
-8.11%
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Covington, Virginia Population Growth

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, Virginia Population by Race

Covington, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Covington, Virginia Median Age

42.4


Total

42


Male

43.7


Female

Covington, Virginia Adults

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

Covington, Virginia Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

2,918

52.13%

Male

2,680

47.87%

Covington, Virginia Population by Age

Covington, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington, Virginia Language by Age

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Covington, Virginia Language

97.68% of Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia Language

Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia Poverty

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

Covington, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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

Covington, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Veterans by Age

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

Covington, Virginia Veterans by Race

Covington, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington, Virginia Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Covington, Virginia Employment by Age

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Covington, Virginia Employment by Race

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Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia

96.64%

Native Born

3.36%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.64% of Covington, Virginia 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, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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