Covington, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 13,452 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.5%
 
Males: 6,193  (46.0%)
Females: 7,259  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30014, 30016, 30054.

Covington Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,142 (it was $31,997 in 2000)
Covington:

$36,142
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,671 (it was $15,554 in 2000)

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,098 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Covington:

$87,098
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $941.

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  • Races in Covington, GA (2010)

    Covington races chart
    • 6,14046.8%Black alone
    • 5,91945.1%White alone
    • 7235.5%Hispanic
    • 1901.4%Two or more races
    • 870.7%Asian alone
    • 260.2%American Indian alone
    • 230.2%Other race alone
    • 100.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Covington: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (7.8%), German (7.2%), Irish (7.0%), English (4.6%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 747 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 978 people per square mile   (low).

Covington,GA real estate house value index trend

Covington, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city:

  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 31.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

767 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).

This city:

5.7%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 197 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Georgia as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Covington to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,236 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $832 (1.0%)

Covington satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.60 N, Longitude: 83.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,216 (+75.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,761 (66.4%)

Area codes: 678, 770

Covington household income distribution Covington home values distribution

Crime rates in Covington by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001020111
per 100,000 0.00.00.07.00.013.20.07.57.57.5
Rapes 6131210553124
per 100,000 49.77.922.483.968.133.132.522.689.829.8
Robberies 18291121342326211911
per 100,000 149.1228.582.3146.8231.6152.1169.0158.0142.182.0
Assaults 46294538332433232631
per 100,000 381.0228.5336.5265.7224.8158.7214.5173.0194.5231.1
Burglaries 186208131224194228201180168143
per 100,000 1,540.51,638.7979.71,566.31,321.51,507.31,306.51,354.31,256.81,065.9
Thefts 707715555512528583579620609592
per 100,000 5,855.65,633.04,150.83,580.23,596.73,854.33,763.44,664.84,556.04,412.6
Auto thefts 45725276535431594726
per 100,000 372.7567.2388.9531.4361.0357.0201.5443.9351.6193.8
Arson N/A000000000
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.2) 495.8471.1349.8441.0404.3389.6351.7402.2434.5350.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Covington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 64 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.03
Georgia average:

2.73
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,597 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Covington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Covington, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Covington, Georgia average temperatures Covington, Georgia average precipitation Covington, Georgia humidity Covington, Georgia wind speed Covington, Georgia snowfall Covington, Georgia sunshine Covington, Georgia clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, 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

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).

Hospitals in Covington:

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

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)

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)

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:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 80; Location: 1705 ACCESS RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • JERSEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 3429 MONROE JERSEY RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Covington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Covington:

  • WOODLEE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 3915 HWY 162 S; Grades: KG - 10)
  • COVINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 4271 HWY 212; Grades: KG - 11)
See full list of schools located in Covington, map of school districts: NEWTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 118. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

118
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.21
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.3%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 41.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 98.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Covington compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Georgia:

  • Super 8 Motel, 10130 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (770) 786-5800, Fax: (770) 786-5880
  • Travelodge - Covington, 10225 Hwy 142, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (770) 784-1849, Fax: (770) 787-9693
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 10101 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (770) 786-4133, Fax: (770) 784-7793
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 10111 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (770) 787-4900, Fax: (770) 385-9805
  • Holiday Inn Express, 9159 Access Rd NW, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (770) 784-9200, Fax: (770) 784-4444
  • Days Inn Covington, 10166 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (770) 788-8919, Fax: (770) 788-0807
  • Hampton Inn Covington, 14460 Paras Drive NE, Covington, GA 30014 , Phone: (678) 212-2500, Fax: (678) 212-2020
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Georgia average:

12.6

Covington travel time to work - commute Covington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Covington city (based on Newton County data)

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
Newton County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

32.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$56,852$56,8520$0
Other Government Administration 15$39,597$31,6780$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,933$41,5980$0
Police Protection - Officers 49$230,915$56,5510$0
Police - Other 8$27,871$41,8070$0
Firefighters 52$249,678$57,6180$0
Fire - Other 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Streets and Highways 23$87,378$45,5890$0
Airports 5$24,041$57,6980$0
Solid Waste Management 22$66,305$36,1660$0
Sewerage 19$78,939$49,8560$0
Parks and Recreation 4$18,737$56,2110$0
Water Supply 8$35,183$52,7750$0
Electric Power 21$96,995$55,4260$0
Gas Supply 11$41,502$45,2750$0
Other and Unallocable 62$243,569$47,1420$0
Totals for Government 314$1,308,259$49,9970$0

Covington government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $830,000 ($61.70)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $26,287,000 ($1954.13)
    Gas Utilities: $18,377,000 ($1366.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,366,000 ($398.90)
    Police Protection: $5,062,000 ($376.30)
    Water Utilities: $4,915,000 ($365.37)
    General - Other: $4,809,000 ($357.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,753,000 ($278.99)
    Sewerage: $3,277,000 ($243.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,209,000 ($164.21)
    Regular Highways: $1,781,000 ($132.40)
    Central Staff Services: $721,000 ($53.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $591,000 ($43.93)
    Financial Administration: $566,000 ($42.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $430,000 ($31.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $400,000 ($29.74)
    General Public Buildings: $248,000 ($18.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $194,000 ($14.42)
    Air Transportation: $122,000 ($9.07)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $282,000 ($20.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,430,000 ($106.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,312,000 ($97.53)
    General - Other: $1,257,000 ($93.44)
    Electric Utilities: $1,206,000 ($89.65)
    Gas Utilities: $1,206,000 ($89.65)
    Sewerage: $875,000 ($65.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $547,000 ($40.66)
    Air Transportation: $538,000 ($39.99)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($18.88)
    Central Staff Services: $132,000 ($9.81)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($5.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,962,000 ($1112.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,060,000 ($78.80)

Covington government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,271,000 ($466.18)
    Sewerage: $4,594,000 ($341.51)
    All Other: $2,720,000 ($202.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,853,000 ($137.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $262,000 ($19.48)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($1.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,038,000 ($151.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,044,000 ($151.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $434,000 ($32.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000 ($18.58)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $34,537,000 ($2567.42)
    Gas Utilities: $19,179,000 ($1425.74)
    Water Utilities: $6,891,000 ($512.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $566,000 ($42.08)
    Highways: $36,000 ($2.68)
  • Tax - Property: $5,347,000 ($397.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $736,000 ($54.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $489,000 ($36.35)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $455,000 ($33.82)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $450,000 ($33.45)
    Other License: $178,000 ($13.23)

Covington government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,784,000 ($2362.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,462,000 ($2264.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,910,000 ($141.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $588,000 ($43.71)

Covington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,450,000 ($1966.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $353,000 ($26.24)

9.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
Georgia average:

9.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($92 average AGI)
Newton County:

0.04%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rockdale County, GA  1.97% ($28,556 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.32% ($28,412)
from Walton County, GA  0.64% ($27,411)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,051 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($191 average AGI)
Newton County:

0.07%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rockdale County, GA  1.71% ($28,679 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, GA  1.22% ($26,000)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.58% ($30,374)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 108m354ftTotal length
  • $2,694,000Total costs
  • 511,610Total average daily traffic
  • 8,967Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
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: 172 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Covington, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Covington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 35 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 498
  • Hazardous Condition: 421
  • Service Call: 57
  • Good Intent Call: 42

Incident types - Covington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Covington, GA
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
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

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  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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