Covington, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 14,044 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.6%
 
Males: 6,735  (48.0%)
Females: 7,309  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30014, 30016, 30054.

Covington Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,406 (it was $31,997 in 2000)
Covington:

$43,406
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,923 (it was $15,554 in 2000)

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,522 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Covington:

$154,522
GA:

$173,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $839.

March 2019 cost of living index in Covington: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.9%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.0% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Covington, GA (2017)
    • 6,68847.7%Black alone
    • 6,13143.7%White alone
    • 8135.8%Hispanic
    • 2081.5%Asian alone
    • 1791.3%Two or more races
    • 50.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 279 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Georgia as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Covington is 50 to 1.


Crime rates in Covington by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.5)
1
(7.1)
4
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(83.9)
10
(68.1)
5
(33.1)
5
(32.5)
3
(22.6)
12
(89.8)
4
(29.8)
6
(44.3)
5
(36.2)
6
(42.6)
11
(77.9)
9
(63.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
21
(146.8)
34
(231.6)
23
(152.1)
26
(169.0)
21
(158.0)
19
(142.1)
11
(82.0)
19
(140.4)
14
(101.4)
24
(170.5)
21
(148.7)
16
(112.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
38
(265.7)
33
(224.8)
24
(158.7)
33
(214.5)
23
(173.0)
26
(194.5)
31
(231.1)
39
(288.1)
24
(173.9)
40
(284.2)
33
(233.7)
26
(183.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
224
(1,566)
194
(1,322)
228
(1,507)
201
(1,306)
180
(1,354)
168
(1,257)
143
(1,066)
141
(1,042)
138
(999.8)
141
(1,002)
89
(630.2)
78
(550.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
512
(3,580)
528
(3,597)
583
(3,854)
579
(3,763)
620
(4,665)
609
(4,556)
592
(4,413)
740
(5,467)
584
(4,231)
642
(4,561)
675
(4,780)
525
(3,703)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
76
(531.4)
53
(361.0)
54
(357.0)
31
(201.5)
59
(443.9)
47
(351.6)
26
(193.8)
48
(354.6)
39
(282.5)
52
(369.4)
49
(347.0)
63
(444.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)473.7434.2418.5377.7432.0466.7376.2455.2385.0438.4473.4343.5

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City-data.com crime index in Covington, GA

Crime rate in Covington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 66 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.95
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (19.4%), English (3.9%), Irish (2.1%), German (2.0%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 747 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,021 people per square mile   (low).

Covington, Georgia map

699 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This city:

4.9%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,698 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,024 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Atlanta, GA (33.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (607.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oxford, GA (1.4 miles ),
Porterdale, GA (1.7 miles ),
Jersey, GA (3.0 miles),
Mansfield, GA (3.0 miles ),
Social Circle, GA (3.0 miles ),
Conyers, GA (3.1 miles ),
Walnut Grove, GA (3.2 miles ),
North Rockdale, GA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 33.60 N, Longitude: 83.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,287 (+72.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,005 (34.0%)

Area codes: 678, 770

Distribution of median household income in Covington, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Covington, GA in 2017
Covington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2001: 86 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2002: 133 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2003: 108 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2005: 201 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2007: 100 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2012: 57 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2014: 28 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $216,300
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $185,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Covington, GA residents
Average permit cost in Covington, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Covington, GA
Historical housing units in Covington, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,597 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in Covington, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Covington, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

Average climate in Covington, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.90. This is better than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

6.90
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Covington-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/24/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Covington city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Covington-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from Covington center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from Covington center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.3 miles away from Covington center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 196.3 miles away from Covington center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from Covington center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from Covington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newton County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Covington topographic map

Hospitals in Covington:

  • NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 5126 HOSPITAL DRIVE NE)

Nursing Homes in Covington:

  • COVINGTON MANOR ICF (4148 CARROLL ST BOX C)
  • COVINGTON MANOR NURSING HOME (4148 CARROLL STREET)
  • RIVERSIDE HEALTH CARE CENTER (5100 WEST STREET)
  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL OF COVINGTON (5100 WEST ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Covington:

  • BMA OF COVINGTON INC (7215 INDUSTRIAL BLVD)
  • DSI COVINGTON RENAL CENTER (4179 BAKER ST)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF NEWTON (11415 BROWN BRIDGE ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Covington:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF COVINGTON (4162 BAKER STREET, NE)
  • NEWTON MEDICAL HOME HEALTH (4168 TATE STREET)
  • SUNCREST HOME HEALTH (4119 NEWTON DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Covington:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 25 miles; Decatur, GA; Full-time enrollment: 17,138)
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (about 26 miles; Clarkston, GA; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • Clayton State University (about 28 miles; Morrow, GA; FT enrollment: 5,844)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 28 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 28 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • DeVry University-Georgia (about 28 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 4,157)
  • Emory University (about 31 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 14,382)

Public high schools in Covington:

Private high schools in Covington:

  • ALPHA OMEGA HIGH SCHOOL AND LEARNING CENTER (Students: 201, Location: 55 CROWELL RD STE M, Grades: 6-12)
  • WOODLEE'S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 152, Location: 3915 HIGHWAY 162, Grades: PK-12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 62, Location: 1705 ACCESS RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • JERSEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: 3429 MONROE JERSEY RD, Grades: PK-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Covington:

See full list of schools located in Covington

Library in Covington:

  • NEWTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,748,819; Location: 7116 FLOYD STREET; 121,055 books; 14,204 audio materials; 10,701 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 146 state licensed databases; 192 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Covington: Covington-Newton County Industrial Park (A), Covington Fire Department Station 2 (B), Covington Fire Department Station 1 (C), Whitehall (D), Swanscombe (E), Newton County Library (F), Newton County Jail (G), Newton County Courthouse (H), Magnolia Terrace (I), Dixie Manor (J), Covington City Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Martins Crossing Shopping Center (1), Newton Plaza Shopping Center (2), Covington Plaza Shopping Center (3), Covington Crossings Shopping Center (4), Covington Corners Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Covington include: Church of the Good Shepherd (A), Bethlehem Baptist Church (B), Simms Chapel (C), Trinity United Methodist Church (D), North Covington United Methodist Church (E), New Hope Baptist Church (F), Murray Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Moses Methodist Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Covington City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Covington Reservoir (A), Turner Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Covington include: Springs Park (1), Floyd Street Historic District (2), Baker Field Park (3), Newton County Fairgrounds (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Alcovy lodging llc (10130 alcovy rd).

Hotels: Covington Super 8 motel (10130 Alcovy Rd), Days Inn (10166 Alcovy Road), Best Western Executive Inn (10111 Alcovy Road), Cornerstone Lodge (9161 City Pond Road), Econo Lodge Covington (10101 Alcovy Jersey), Covington Days Inn (10166 Alcovy Rd), Comfort Inn Covington (10225 Highway 142), Five Star Hotel (10225 Highway 142 North), Alcovy lodging llc (10130 alcovy rd).

Courts: Newton County - Superior Court (1132 Usher Street Northwest), Newton County - Public Defender (1160 Pace Street Northeast), Newton County - Magistrate Court (1132 Usher Street Northwest), Grn Court Services (5201 Highway 278 Northeast), Newton County - Juvenile Court (1132 Usher Street Northwest), Newton County - Counsel of Superior Court Clerk of Georgia (1132 Usher Street Northwest), Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (1132 Usher Street Northeast), Newton County - Superior Court- Clerk of the Court (1132 Usher Street Northwest).

Birthplace of: Dale Carter - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Nov 28, 1969), Donald Corley - Fantasy writer, Ellia English - Actor, George Adams (musician) - Musician, James P. Simms - Confederate States Army brigadier general, Leon Ashley - Country singer, Steadman Vincent Sanford - Academic and administrator, Curley Weaver - Blues musician, George T. Anderson - Confederate Army general, Alex Adediran - College basketball player (Binghamton Bearcats).

Newton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Covington and their reported violations in the past:

BEACON HILL SUBDIVISION (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Covington that have no violations reported:

  • COVINGTON (Population served: 20,080, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.2%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Covington in 2010:

  • 650 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 229 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
223 people in nursing homes in 2000
153 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with most branches in Covington (2011 data):

  • United Bank: Covington Branch, Covington Branch, Industrial Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2010/10/25: Bank assets: $1,047.3 mil, Deposits: $939.3 mil, headquarters in Zebulon, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: United Bank Corporation
  • Newton Federal Bank: Newton Federal Savings And Loan East, at 3175 Highway 278, 10131 Car;om Avenue Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $241.6 mil, Deposits: $197.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Covington North Branch, Covington Eastside Branch, Covington Ga Main Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Newton Plaza Branch, Salem Road Branch, First Nation Bank Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Guaranty Bank: Hwy 20 S Covington Ga Branch, Covington Georga Branch, Salem Road Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Covington Marketplace Financial Cent at 11160 Highway 142 N, branch established on 1997/09/15; Georgia Perimeter College at 239 Cedar Lane, branch established on 2010/07/28. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Pinnacle Bank: Covington Branch Office at 2131 Washington Street, branch established on 2002/08/19. Info updated 2008/11/07: Bank assets: $576.6 mil, Deposits: $509.5 mil, headquarters in Elberton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Financial Corporation
  • Essex Bank: Covington Branch at 10105 Hwy 142, branch established on 2006/10/05. Info updated 2009/12/01: Bank assets: $1,091.2 mil, Deposits: $934.0 mil, headquarters in Tappahannock, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bankers Trust Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Covington Bypass Branch at 9100 Covington Bypass, branch established on 2001/11/09. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Covington:

Marital status in Covington, GA
  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Covington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Covington, GA (based on Newton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,73165
Mainline Protestant6,93831
Catholic3,1701
Black Protestant1,2295
Other7162
None65,174-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Newton County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Newton County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

32.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Newton County:

12.4%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Covington:

41.6%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Covington:

29.4
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Covington:

21.2%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Covington:

12.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Covington:

51.4%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Covington, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 50$226,169$54,2810$0
Firefighters 47$217,104$55,4310$0
Other and Unallocable 42$164,528$47,0080$0
Solid Waste Management 36$121,454$40,4850$0
Financial Administration 36$181,250$60,4170$0
Electric Power 22$120,265$65,5990$0
Sewerage 19$87,152$55,0430$0
Police - Other 14$75,997$65,1401$2,549
Gas Supply 11$45,574$49,7170$0
Streets and Highways 10$48,608$58,3301$2,053
Fire - Other 8$47,740$71,6100$0
Natural Resources 8$40,905$61,3580$0
Other Government Administration 7$36,221$62,0937$6,000
Water Supply 5$23,998$57,5950$0
Airports 4$19,116$57,3480$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,973$47,8920$0
Judicial and Legal 2$8,428$50,5682$5,583
Totals for Government 324$1,476,482$54,68511$16,185

Covington government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $423,000 ($30.12)
    General - Other: $279,000 ($19.87)
    Financial Administration: $277,000 ($19.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($7.41)
    Central Staff Services: $71,000 ($5.06)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.64)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($0.57)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $76,196,000 ($5425.52)
    Gas Utilities: $19,144,000 ($1363.14)
    Sewerage: $12,022,000 ($856.02)
    Water Utilities: $11,165,000 ($795.00)
    Police Protection: $6,798,000 ($484.05)
    General - Other: $6,555,000 ($466.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,784,000 ($411.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,391,000 ($383.86)
    Regular Highways: $2,977,000 ($211.98)
    Financial Administration: $2,749,000 ($195.74)
    Central Staff Services: $2,579,000 ($183.64)
    Air Transportation: $994,000 ($70.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $705,000 ($50.20)
    General Public Buildings: $409,000 ($29.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $166,000 ($11.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000 ($11.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($0.57)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($1.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $359,000 ($25.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $195,000 ($13.88)
    Financial Administration: $147,000 ($10.47)
    Regular Highways: $116,000 ($8.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($3.35)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($2.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,242,000 ($1227.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $136,000 ($9.68)

Covington government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,899,000 ($633.65)
    Other: $4,374,000 ($311.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,747,000 ($195.60)
    Air Transportation: $403,000 ($28.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000 ($16.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $40,000 ($2.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,204,000 ($228.14)
    General Local Government Support: $1,981,000 ($141.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,460,000 ($103.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $598,000 ($42.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $158,000 ($11.25)
    Rents: $129,000 ($9.19)
    Sale of Property: $44,000 ($3.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $17,000 ($1.21)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $46,829,000 ($3334.45)
    Gas Utilities: $12,848,000 ($914.84)
    Water Utilities: $4,933,000 ($351.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $987,000 ($70.28)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($0.85)
  • Tax - Property: $4,756,000 ($338.65)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $756,000 ($53.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $745,000 ($53.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $685,000 ($48.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $606,000 ($43.15)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $304,000 ($21.65)
    Other: $141,000 ($10.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $127,000 ($9.04)
    Other License: $69,000 ($4.91)

Covington government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,587,000 ($1038.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,831,000 ($984.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,991,000 ($141.77)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,235,000 ($87.94)

Covington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,133,000 ($5990.67)

10.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rockdale County, GA  1.91% ($36,013 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.30% ($32,644)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.62% ($36,403)


8.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rockdale County, GA  1.45% ($30,250 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.90% ($31,179)
to Walton County, GA  0.69% ($47,702)
Businesses in Covington, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T3Kroger3
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone2McDonald's4
Baskin-Robbins1Nike1
Baymont Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS3Publix Super Markets1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid2
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
DHL2Sears1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1Super 82
FedEx9T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC3U-Haul3
GameStop1UPS7
Goodwill2Verizon Wireless1
H&R Block4Waffle House5
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Jones New York1YMCA1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:

  • WGFS (1430 AM; 5 kW; COVINGTON, GA; Owner: IPS, INC.)
  • WPBS (1050 AM; 12 kW; CONYERS, GA; Owner: MIDWAY HOLINESS CHURCH, INC,)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:

  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZGC (92.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ATLANTA)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMVV (90.7 FM; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: LIFE RADIO MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WRFG (89.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO FREE GEORGIA BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WMOQ (92.3 FM; BOSTWICK, GA; Owner: BOSTWICK BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRAS (88.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJGA-FM (92.1 FM; JACKSON, GA; Owner: EARNHART BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:

  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WANN-LP (Channel 32; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTA-LP (Channel 53; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WIRE-CA (Channel 40; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W52CL (Channel 52; MACON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTHC-LP (Channel 42; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.)
  • WANX-LP (Channel 26; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGTV (Channel 8; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W24AL (Channel 24; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 551ft / 168mTotal length
  • $42,593,000Total costs
  • 852,580Total average daily traffic
  • 57,184Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Covington, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 51950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Covington, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Covington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 228 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Covington, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 163 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Covington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Covington)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$135,87533$120,744101$159,00710$55,53240$110,6561$69,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$257,4801$29,2907$152,9091$40,8701$11,8300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$126,9538$58,44568$151,2418$42,96410$64,4320$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$121,8385$99,07036$159,6651$24,6104$77,1000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$92,3402$183,6207$203,7340$01$123,3700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1003.00 , 1004.00, 1007.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$148,1404$216,6950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$135,1702$108,6651$83,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$64,7700$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1003.00 , 1004.00, 1007.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Covington, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Covington, GA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 291. The highest number of reported fires - 498 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Covington, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.5%), and Structure Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Covington, GA
    • 2,05441.5%Outside Fires
    • 1,79336.3%Structure Fires
    • 90418.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1933.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Covington, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Georgia:

  • Super 8 Covington, 10130 Alcovy Rd, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (770) 786-5800, Fax: (770) 786-5880
  • Travelodge - Covington, 10225 Hwy 142, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (770) 784-1849, Fax: (770) 787-9693
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 10101 Alcovy Rd, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (770) 786-4133, Fax: (770) 784-7793
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Covington, 10111 Alcovy Rd, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (770) 787-4900, Fax: (770) 385-9805
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 9159 Access Rd NW, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (770) 784-9200, Fax: (770) 784-4444
  • Days Inn Covington, 10166 Alcovy Rd, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (770) 788-8919, Fax: (770) 788-0807
  • Hampton Inn Covington, 14460 Paras Drive NE, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (678) 212-2500, Fax: (678) 212-2020
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 14450 Paras Dr, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (470) 441-9500, Fax: (470) 441-9520
  • Holiday Inn Express, 14450 Paras Dr, Covington, Georgia 30014 , Phone: (470) 441-9500, Fax: (470) 441-9520
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Georgia
Most common first names in Covington, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14773.2 years
Mary10378.3 years
William9374.4 years
Robert8872.1 years
John7773.3 years
Charles6169.5 years
Willie4373.4 years
Ruth4283.0 years
Dorothy4076.7 years
George3873.4 years
Most common last names in Covington, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9273.5 years
Johnson5777.3 years
Brown4474.7 years
Thomas3173.2 years
Jones2876.2 years
Williams2571.6 years
White2472.6 years
Davis2270.1 years
Roberts2168.0 years
Allen2176.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Covington, GA
  • 62.0%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Covington, GA
  • 72.8%Electricity
  • 26.2%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Covington compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Covington on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 (30016) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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