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Population in 2010: 2,154. Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 

Males: 1,108  (51.4%)
Females: 1,046  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  45.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,305 (it was $38,068 in 2000)
Covert:

$49,305
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,741

Covert town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,535 (it was $73,000 in 2000)
Covert:

$91,535
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,834; Detached houses: $136,297; Townhouses or other attached units: $79,743; In 2-unit structures: $99,679; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,052; Mobile homes: $47,164

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Covert races chart
  • White alone - 2,066 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 17 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)

Races in Covert detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Covert: 161.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (17.7%), German (17.6%), Irish (17.4%), Dutch (7.7%), United States (7.4%), French (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 913 feet

Land area: 31.5 square miles.

Population density: 68 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Covert:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covert town:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

71 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 0.8% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This town:  3.2%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Covert town:  2.0% ($1,437)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Syracuse, NY (42.2 miles , pop. 147,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (60.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (194.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Interlaken, NY (1.4 miles ), Trumansburg, NY (2.1 miles ), Lodi, NY (2.5 miles ), Ulysses, NY (2.6 miles ), Genoa, NY (2.8 miles ), Ovid, NY (2.9 miles ), Hector, NY (3.1 miles ), Aurora, NY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 76.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Covert-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Covert town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 39.0 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Covert-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Covert center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Seneca County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Covert:

  • CAYUGA MEDICAL CENTER AT ITHACA (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; ITHACA, NY)
  • ITHACA DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; ITHACA, NY)
  • CAYUGA RIDGE EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ITHACA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covert:

  • Cornell University (about 16 miles; Ithaca, NY; Full-time enrollment: 20,529)
  • Ithaca College (about 16 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,783)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 22 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 24 miles; Geneva, NY; FT enrollment: 2,112)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 26 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 2,480)
  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 27 miles; Cortland, NY; FT enrollment: 6,439)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 34 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 3,750)

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Notable locations in Covert: Frontenac Point Vineyard (A), Kingtown Orchard (B), Waid Apiaries (C), Six Corners (D), Halls Corners (E), Dawson Corners (F), Camp Barton (G), Interlaken Village Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Austic Farms (I), Shalestone Vineyards (J), Americana Vineyards And Winery (K), Lucas Vineyards And Winery (L), Interlaken Public Library (M), Interlaken Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Covert include: Saint Francis Solanus Catholic Church (A), Covert Baptist Church (B), Interlaken Reformed Church (C), First Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Covert Baptist Cemetery (1), Lakeview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trumansburg Creek (A), Lively Run (B), Bergen Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Covert: Hector Land Use Area US Forest Service (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Seneca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.8%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Covert, NY

39 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
19 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Covert compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Covert town (based on Seneca County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.21%
Here40.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents65.7%9.5%6.3%4.8%2.9%
Congregations10.3%12.8%17.9%10.3%5.1%
NameLutheran ChurchOld Order MennoniteOld Order AmishConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2.5%1.7%1.5%1.0%4.1%
Congregations5.1%2.6%7.7%5.1%23.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Seneca County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Seneca County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.89 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Seneca County:

30.3%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Seneca County:

16.9%
State:

15.6%

5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ontario County, NY  1.24% ($28,071 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NY  0.57% ($27,577)
from Tompkins County, NY  0.39% ($35,959)


6.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ontario County, NY  1.31% ($27,042 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NY  0.51% ($29,828)
to Tompkins County, NY  0.47% ($24,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Covert:

  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WEHH (1590 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA HTS/HORSEHEAD, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covert:

  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSQG-FM (90.9 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLR-FM (95.9 FM; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNYR-FM (98.5 FM; WATERLOO, NY; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLK (101.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: MB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIII (99.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNGZ (104.9 FM; MONTOUR FALLS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXHC (101.5 FM; HOMER, NY; Owner: EVES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220CJ (91.9 FM; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Covert:

  • W20BT (Channel 20; ITHACA, NY; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • W16AX (Channel 16; ITHACA, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WENY-TV (Channel 36; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: LILLY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $4,777,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,390
Total average daily truck traffic: 305
Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic: 4,540

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