Covington, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 9,052 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 
Males: 4,223  (46.7%)
Females: 4,829  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38019.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,764 (it was $24,684 in 2000)
Covington:

$26,764
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,807 (it was $14,293 in 2000)

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,915 (it was $73,000 in 2000)
Covington:

$104,915
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $132,852; Detached houses: $138,065; Townhouses or other attached units: $81,410; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,962; Mobile homes: $40,462; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $100,511

Median gross rent in 2012: $557.

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Covington races chart
  • Black alone - 5,231 (56.8%)
  • White alone - 3,873 (42.1%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Covington: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.2%), English (9.4%), Irish (4.2%), German (3.0%), Subsaharan African (2.3%), Polish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1826

Elevation: 339 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles.

Population density: 879 people per square mile   (low).

Covington,TN real estate house value index trend

Covington, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city:

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

34 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Tennessee as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Covington to the number of sex offenders is 313 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $941 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $907 (0.8%)

Covington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (35.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (446.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Garland, TN (2.5 miles ), Tabernacle, TN (2.7 miles ), Brighton, TN (2.7 miles ), Burlison, TN (2.8 miles ), Henning, TN (2.9 miles ), Gilt Edge, TN (3.2 miles ), Mason, TN (3.5 miles ), Atoka, TN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $38,100
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $53,600
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 2002: 62 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $60,100
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.56 N, Longitude: 89.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,086 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,866 (59.1%)

Area code: 901

Covington household income distribution Covington home values distribution

Crime rates in Covington by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 02310010101
per 100,000 0.023.234.711.00.00.010.90.010.70.011.0
Rapes 25521331044
per 100,000 23.458.057.922.011.032.832.610.90.042.643.9
Robberies 1828132210211615152117
per 100,000 210.8324.7150.4242.0110.1229.9174.0163.5160.6223.5186.4
Assaults 59643052877710775664437
per 100,000 691.0742.2347.1571.9957.8843.11163.9817.4706.7468.3405.7
Burglaries 170134174152170140114148118124120
per 100,000 1991.11554.02013.21671.81871.61532.91240.11613.11263.51319.71315.8
Thefts 317440379365349371367338332378326
per 100,000 3712.85102.64385.14014.53842.34062.23992.23683.93555.04023.03574.6
Auto thefts 3433363130252118141214
per 100,000 398.2382.7416.5341.0330.3273.7228.4196.2149.9127.7153.5
Arson 22111201100
per 100,000 23.423.211.611.011.021.90.010.910.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 517.8654.2556.1509.7522.2532.8573.2476.9435.0439.5423.4

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 36 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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

Average climate in Covington, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Covington-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Covington city center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center caused $30,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Covington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Covington center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from Covington center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tipton County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Covington topographic map

Birthplace of: Augustus Hill Garland - Lawyer and politician, Tony Delk - Basketball player-coach, Leigh Snowden - Stage actor, Charles Fleming (American football) - Football player, Patrick Alston - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos).

Hospitals and medical centers in Covington:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TIPTON (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1995 HIGHWAY 51 S)
  • FMC TIPTON COUNTY (2047 HIGHWAY 51 SOUTH)
  • TIPTON COUNTY DIALYSIS (107 TENNESSEE AVENUE)
  • BAPTIST HOME CARE AND HOSPICE - COVINGTON (1618 HIGHWAY 51 SOUTH, UNIT C)
  • CAREALL (901 HWY 51 SOUTH)
  • ELDER HOME HEALTH CARE (862D HWY 51)
  • COVINGTON CARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER INC (765 BERT JOHNSTON AVE P O BOX 544)
  • COVINGTON MANOR INC (1992 HWY 51 S)

Airports located in Covington:

See details about airports located in Covington, TN

College/University in Covington:

  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington (Full-time enrollment: 188; Location: 1600 Hwy 51 South; Public; Website: www.tcatccovington.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • Rhodes College (about 35 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 37 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • University of Memphis (about 37 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 37 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Union University (about 46 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 49 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)

Public high schools in Covington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Covington:

See full list of schools located in Covington, School District: TIPTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Covington:

  • TIPTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $187,841; Location: 300 WEST CHURCH AVENUE; 43,921 books; 3,376 audio materials; 1,944 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 53 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Covington: South Industrial Park (A), Rialto Industrial Park (B), North Industrial Park (C), Covington Country Club (D), Tipton County Justice Building (E), Covington Fire Department North Station (F), Tipton County Public Library (G), Tipton County Courthouse (H), Frazier Recreation Center (I), Covington Recreation Center (J), Covington City Hall (K), Covington Fire Department South Station (L), Rural / Metro Ambulance Tipton County (M), Med Care Ambulance Tipton (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Covington include: Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church of Covington (A), Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church of God (B), Canaan Baptist Church (C), Central Christian Church (D), Covington Church of God in Christ (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Tipton Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Covington include: Shelton Park (1), Cobb Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Rollie's Lanes (888 Highway 51 North).

Hotels: Covington Super 8 Motel (1007 Highway 51 North), Baxter Motel (112 Highway 51 North), Best Western Inn (873 U South Highway 51 North), Days Inn (80 Deena Cove), Comfort Inn Covington (901 US 51 North).

Courts: Tipton County - General Sessions Court Clerk (1801 South College Street), Tipton County - Circuit Court Clerk (1801 South College Street), Tipton County - Chancery Court Clerk (Court Square).

Tipton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 45.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 9.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.70
U.S.:

9.14

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

COVINGTON WATER DEPT (Population served: 11,368, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
COVINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • FIRST U D OF TIPTON CO (Population served: 8,923, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.7%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 43.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 82.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
233 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
112 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
268 people in nursing homes in 2000
69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Covington, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Covington compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Covington (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: South Branch at 1009 Highway 51 South, branch established on 1972/10/02; Covington Branch at 103 East Pleasant Avenue, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Covington-South Branch at 1624 Highway 51 South, branch established on 1997/08/01; Covington Central Branch at 815 Highway 51 North, branch established on 1887/06/13. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Patriot Bank: Pleasant Avenue Branch at 101 East Pleasant Avenue, branch established on 2004/05/03. Info updated 2006/05/26: Bank assets: $246.7 mil, Deposits: $216.6 mil, headquarters in Millington, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Security Bancorp Of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Bank of Ripley: Highway 51 Branch at 1775 Highway 51 South, branch established on 1999/08/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $202.2 mil, Deposits: $169.8 mil, headquarters in Ripley, TN, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Ripley, Inc.
  • Clayton Bank and Trust: Covington Branch at 3080 Highway 51 South, branch established on 1999/05/24. Info updated 2011/11/16: Bank assets: $628.8 mil, Deposits: $500.3 mil, headquarters in Knoxville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Clayton Bancorp, Inc
  • INSOUTH Bank: Highway 51 South Branch at 425 Highway 51 South, branch established on 1974/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $290.2 mil, Deposits: $267.7 mil, headquarters in Brownsville, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Southern Bancshares, Inc. Esot
  • Evolve Bank & Trust: Covington Lpo at 104 West Liberty Avenue, branch established on 2010/08/11. Info updated 2010/09/22: Bank assets: $246.3 mil, Deposits: $159.6 mil, headquarters in West Memphis, AR, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Evolve Financial Group, Inc.
  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Fsnb - Covington Walmart Branch at 201 Lanny Bridges Avenue, Suite C, branch established on 2006/10/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Tennessee:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 873 Hwy 51 N, Covington, TN 38019 , Phone: (901) 476-8561, Fax: (901) 476-8562
  • Comfort Inn, 901 Hwy 51 N, Covington, TN 38019 , Phone: (901) 475-0380, Fax: (901) 475-0479
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1007 Hwy 51 N, Covington, TN 38019 , Phone: (901) 475-1111, Fax: (901) 475-9624
  • Days Inn, 80 Deena Cv, Covington, TN 38019 , Phone: (901) 475-1177, Fax: (901) 475-0014
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 120 Deena Cv, Covington, TN 38019 , Phone: (901) 476-9700, Fax: (901) 476-1007
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (45%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.40%
Here: 41.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristAssociation Reformed Presbyterian Church
Adherents54.1%17.0%6.8%5.0%3.3%
Congregations26.2%22.6%11.9%9.5%4.8%
NameCumberland Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.1%1.8%3.7%
Congregations4.8%3.6%2.4%1.2%13.1%
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: 9
Tipton County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Tipton County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Tipton County:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Tipton County:

33.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$18,934$37,8680$0
Other Government Administration 5$17,725$42,5400$0
Police Protection - Officers 35$117,873$40,4140$0
Police - Other 0$0 7$5,598
Firefighters 22$82,809$45,1690$0
Fire - Other 1$2,277$27,3240$0
Streets and Highways 8$21,171$31,7570$0
Airports 3$7,737$30,9480$0
Health 2$3,867$23,2020$0
Solid Waste Management 4$13,717$41,1510$0
Sewerage 4$12,933$38,7990$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,747$35,4948$4,332
Water Supply 8$27,110$40,6650$0
Electric Power 20$103,151$61,8910$0
Gas Supply 8$25,272$37,9080$0
Other and Unallocable 21$57,896$33,0830$0
Totals for Government 153$530,219$41,58615$9,930

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($638 average AGI)
Tipton County:

0.07%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, TN  2.93% ($36,210 average AGI)
from Lauderdale County, TN  0.29% ($25,873)
from Fayette County, TN  0.16% ($32,914)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($371 average AGI)
Tipton County:

0.08%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  2.79% ($27,315 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, TN  0.35% ($21,737)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.19% ($30,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:

  • WKBL (1250 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:

  • WKBQ (93.5 FM; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAPO (90.5 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAUV (89.7 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKVZ (94.9 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTBG (95.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE WIRELESS GROUP, INC.)
  • WMPS (107.5 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:

  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Covington, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 48
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 17
  • Fatalities: 55
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 130
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total costs: $4,268,000
Total average daily traffic: 51,290
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,125

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Covington, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Covington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Covington, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Covington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Covington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$90,69912$74,26950$90,0725$22,02034$74,475
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$78,1000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$141,4603$60,78027$92,8482$6,9456$56,585
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$60,0001$52,36014$100,3510$01$40,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$65,7000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0406.01 , 0407.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$171,070
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0406.01 , 0407.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 122
  • Hazardous Condition: 37
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Covington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Covington, TN
Most common first names in Covington, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19271.6 years
Mary16578.9 years
William14474.8 years
John14073.7 years
Willie10574.7 years
Robert8974.3 years
Annie7478.9 years
George5874.5 years
Charles4873.5 years
Ruby4578.2 years
Most common last names in Covington, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15675.4 years
Jones6471.8 years
Johnson6372.9 years
Hall5072.7 years
Williams4875.0 years
Taylor4773.4 years
Gray4374.8 years
Tipton4276.4 years
Jackson3974.9 years
Davis3777.6 years
Businesses in Covington, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless1Quality1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Subway2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Covington on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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