What is the current population of Covington?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Covington is 5,717. Covington, Virginia is the 4,455th largest city in the US.

Covington Geography [top]

What county is Covington, Virginia in?

Covington is located entirely in Covington city.

What is the size of Covington, Virginia in square miles?

Covington has an area of 5.5 square miles.

Covington Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Covington?

The peak population of Covington was in 1990, when its population was 7,352. In 1990, Covington was the 3,127th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,455th largest city in the US. Covington is currently 22.2% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Covington shrinking?

Covington has shrunk 9.1% since the year 2000. Covington, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Covington, Virginia?

Covington has a population density of 1,090.2 people per square mile.

Covington Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Covington, Virginia?

The total voting age population of Covington, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,410. The voting age population is 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 20.2% of the residents of Covington are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Covington, Virginia?

The racial demographics of Covington are 82.1% White, 13.1% Black, 3.5% Two or more races, 1.2% Asian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 2.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia residents are below the poverty line?

In Covington, 13.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.1%. On a per-household basis, 12.9% of families are below the poverty line in Covington.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 57.9% of Covington residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Covington, Virginia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.3% of Covington residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 15.6% have a bachelor's degree and 5.2% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Covington residents aged 5 and older, 2.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.0% speak an Asian language.

Covington Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Covington, Virginia?

The unemployment rate in Covington is 3.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia residents work for the government?

In Covington, 17.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Covington, Virginia?

The median household income in Covington is $40,655.

Covington Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Covington, Virginia?

In Covington, 74.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Covington, Virginia?

Renters occupy 25.5% of housing units in Covington.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Covington, 28.7% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Covington, Virginia housing units were built after 2000?

In Covington, 3.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.

What is the median monthly rent in Covington, Virginia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Covington is $619.

What percentage of households in Covington, Virginia have broadband internet?

In Covington, 77.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Covington Population By Year

Population Graph For Covington
Year Population Rank in US
2021 5,717 4,455
2020 5,721 4,438
2019 5,538 4,481
2018 5,460 4,508
2017 5,531 4,454
2016 5,518 4,453
2015 5,658 4,385
2014 5,802 4,305
2013 5,818 4,289
2012 5,771 4,295
2011 5,852 4,253
2010 5,961 4,181
2000 6,295 3,828
1990 7,352 3,127

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2000-2021
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4457 Glencoe, Minnesota 5,710 4.6%
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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
3132 Warrenton 10,109 50.0%
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3550 Abingdon 8,321 7.3%
3580 Wytheville 8,241 5.5%
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3655 Vinton 8,021 3.8%
3683 South Boston 7,932 -6.3%
3777 Ashland 7,573 13.8%
3822 Lexington 7,456 9.2%
3901 Farmville 7,202 5.2%
3909 Strasburg 7,191 75.8%
4084 Galax 6,660 -2.7%
4090 Bedford 6,642 5.1%
4100 Buena Vista 6,601 3.9%
4256 Bridgewater 6,177 19.0%
4390 Woodstock 5,861 45.8%
4435 Marion 5,762 -9.1%
4455 Covington 5,717 -9.1%
4469 Dumfries 5,687 15.2%
4476 Emporia 5,667 0.0%
4687 Richlands 5,213 -10.5%
4690 Big Stone Gap 5,206 -9.5%
4717 Orange 5,157 24.8%
4797 Bluefield 5,018 -5.9%
4864 Rocky Mount 4,900 8.1%
4935 Luray 4,794 -1.5%
4976 South Hill 4,709 3.4%
5067 Berryville 4,561 51.9%
5148 Tazewell 4,423 -0.5%
5279 Broadway 4,235 89.3%
5471 Colonial Beach 3,937 22.3%
5671 Norton 3,666 -5.5%
5818 Clifton Forge 3,478 -18.7%
5862 West Point 3,419 19.1%
5915 Altavista 3,364 -1.6%
5921 Blackstone 3,354 -9.5%
5972 Chincoteague 3,306 -23.5%
6122 Lebanon 3,122 -5.1%
6279 Timberville 2,993 48.4%
6284 Elkton 2,989 13.4%
6324 Grottoes 2,943 35.4%
6341 Wise 2,921 -10.9%
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