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Population in 2012: 5,771 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.4%
 

Males: 2,916  (50.5%)
Females: 2,855  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  42.9 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24426.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,993 (it was $30,325 in 2000)
Covington:

$34,993
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,568

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,474 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Covington:

$62,474
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,677; Detached houses: $76,249; Townhouses or other attached units: $39,301; In 2-unit structures: $33,478; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $79,130; Mobile homes: $18,520

Median gross rent in 2012: $642.

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  • White alone - 4,891 (82.9%)
  • Black alone - 715 (12.1%)
  • Two or more races - 144 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 110 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Covington: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (23.4%), German (12.0%), Irish (8.8%), English (7.1%), Dutch (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1953

Elevation: 1245 feet

Land area: 5.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,018 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

72 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Virginia as of September 15, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Covington to the number of sex offenders is 148 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $515 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $443 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (35.3 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (118.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (302.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Callaghan, VA (2.2 miles ), Low Moor, VA (2.5 miles ), Selma, VA (2.8 miles ), Clifton Forge, VA (3.1 miles ), Iron Gate, VA (3.3 miles ), Hot Springs, VA (4.1 miles ), White Sulphur Springs, WV (4.1 miles ), Fincastle, VA (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $212,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,200

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 79.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -550 (-9.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 649 (27.7%)

Area code: 540

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Crime rates in Covington by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 020100011111
per 100,000 0.030.80.015.80.00.00.016.316.316.216.616.7
Rapes 100223426010
per 100,000 15.60.00.031.531.547.966.432.698.00.016.60.0
Robberies 446713102271
per 100,000 62.561.693.1110.315.847.916.60.032.732.5116.016.7
Assaults 7121191078101181311
per 100,000 109.4184.8170.8141.8157.6111.7132.7163.1179.6129.9215.5183.2
Burglaries 385153872827283630282426
per 100,000 593.8785.3822.71370.7441.2430.8464.6587.3489.9454.8397.9433.0
Thefts 188208156163140128130129137163110118
per 100,000 2937.53203.02421.62568.12206.12042.42157.02104.42237.12647.41823.61965.4
Auto thefts 71918105108661033
per 100,000 109.4292.6279.4157.678.8159.6132.797.998.0162.449.750.0
Arson 414535348104
per 100,000 62.515.462.178.847.379.849.865.3130.616.20.066.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 229.1335.5247.8341.7193.8207.0222.0232.8299.1227.1237.6194.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Virginia average:

2.27

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Covington, Virginia accommodation, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,043 (-14.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Covington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Covington city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Covington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from Covington center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Covington topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Lemon - Baseball player and coach, William R. Terrill - Union Army general, Bimbo Coles - Basketball player, Gary L. Miller - Army Medal of Honor recipient, W. Chapman Revercomb - Politician, Bill Hepler - Baseball player, Bob Humphreys - Baseball player, Jack Jenkins (baseball) - Baseball player, John Doyle (West Virginia politician) - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Covington: Gary L. Miller.


Hospitals/medical centers in Covington:

  • COVINGTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2504 VALLEY RIDGE RD)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 362 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • SENTARA HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 214 WEST MAIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Covington, VA

Amtrak stations near Covington:

  • 9 miles: CLIFTON FORGE (400 RIDGEWAY ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, 315 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.covington.va.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • Washington and Lee University (about 30 miles; Lexington, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,152)
  • National College-Salem (about 34 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 38 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 46 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Lynchburg College (about 52 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Liberty University (about 54 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 25,053)
  • Radford University (about 55 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)

Public high school in Covington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Covington:

Private elementary/middle school in Covington:

  • BOYS' HOME SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 306 BOYS HOME RD; Grades: 3 - 9; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Covington, map of school districts: COVINGTON CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ALLEGHANY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Covington:

  • CHARLES P. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $327,487; Location: 406 W. RIVERSIDE STREET; 82,471 books; 1,076 audio materials; 2,216 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 135 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Covington: Covington Industrial Park (A), Jones Memorial Branch Library (B), Covington City Hall (C), Alleghany County Jail (D), Alleghany County Courthouse (E), Alleghany County Sheriffs Department (F), MeadWestvaco Fire and Rescue Squad (G), Covington Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Covington include: South Covington Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Church of God (C), Covington Baptist Church (D), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (E), Epworth Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Christian Church (H), First Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Branch (A), Dry Run (B), Laurel Branch (C), Harmon Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Covington: Covington Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Highland Motel (720 South Highland Avenue), Holiday Inn Express (701 Carlyle Street), Best Western Mountain View (820 East Madison Street), Comfort Inn Covington (203 Interstate Drive), Covington Knights Inn (908 Valley Ridge Drive I-64 And Route 220 Exit 16).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.3. This is about average.
City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.181. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.181
U.S.:

0.640
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 19.3. This is better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6

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

CLIFTONDALE PARK/ WILSON CREEK/ SHARON (Population served: 1629, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2003)

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

  • COVINGTON, CITY OF (Population served: 7300, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • CHEROKEE (Population served: 486, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • MORRIS HILL - CORPS (Address: P.O. BOX 432, Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.3%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.2%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Covington, VA

86 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
7 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Covington compared to Virginia state average:

Covington, Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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Banks with branches in Covington (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: South Craig Avenue Branch at 1201 South Craig Avenue, branch established on 2000/07/10; Covington Branch at 116 West Riverside Street, branch established on 1979/02/26. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Covington Branch at 246 West Main Street, branch established on 1964/12/15. 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
  • First National Bank: Covington Branch at 141 - 155 N. Court Street, branch established on 2002/02/04. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $264.5 mil, Deposits: $231.4 mil, headquarters in Ronceverte, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bankshares Corporation
  • Highlands Community Bank: at 309 Thacker Avenue, branch established on 2002/09/16. Info updated 2006/04/27: Bank assets: $114.3 mil, Deposits: $101.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices
  • StellarOne Bank: Covington Branch at 450 W Main St., branch established on 2003/09/26. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Virginia:

  • Best Western Mountain View, 820 E Madison St, Covington, VA 24426 , Phone: (540) 962-4951, Fax: (540) 965-5714
  • Comfort Inn, 203 Interstate Dr, Covington, VA 24426 , Phone: (540) 962-2141, Fax: (540) 965-0964
  • Holiday Inn Express, 701 Carlyle St, Covington, VA 24426 , Phone: (540) 962-1200
  • America's Best Value Inn, 908 Vly Ridge Rd, Covington, VA 24426 , Phone: (540) 962-7600, Fax: (540) 965-4926
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Virginia

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 (65%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.94%
Here53.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents42.0%25.1%22.7%5.2%5.1%
Congregations18.4%26.3%36.8%2.6%15.8%
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: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Alleghany County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alleghany County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Alleghany County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Virginia:

26.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$41,780$38,5660$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,842$65,0526$2,405
Police Protection - Officers 16$49,377$37,0330$0
Police - Other 11$24,372$26,5880$0
Streets and Highways 18$49,972$33,3150$0
Solid Waste Management 9$20,389$27,1850$0
Sewerage 8$21,084$31,6260$0
Parks and Recreation 10$23,829$28,5950$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$1,820$21,8400$0
Water Supply 11$31,058$33,8810$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 120$443,700$44,37040$8,840
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 35$79,730$27,33610$8,385
Other and Unallocable 10$25,908$31,0904$4,764
Totals for Government 264$823,861$37,44860$24,394

Covington government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $434,000 ($75.20)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($4.68)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $8,713,000 ($1509.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,565,000 ($271.18)
    Regular Highways: $1,191,000 ($206.38)
    Police Protection: $1,101,000 ($190.78)
    Water Utilities: $830,000 ($143.82)
    Financial Administration: $680,000 ($117.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $633,000 ($109.69)
    Welfare - Other: $630,000 ($109.17)
    Sewerage: $618,000 ($107.09)
    General - Other: $587,000 ($101.72)
    General Public Buildings: $503,000 ($87.16)
    Housing & Community Development: $307,000 ($53.20)
    Central Staff Services: $247,000 ($42.80)
    Fire Protection: $242,000 ($41.93)
    Libraries: $199,000 ($34.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($22.70)
    Corrections - Other: $105,000 ($18.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $100,000 ($17.33)
    Health Services - Other: $65,000 ($11.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $360,000 ($62.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $543,000 ($94.09)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $199,000 ($34.48)
    Health: $77,000 ($13.34)
    Natural Resources: $17,000 ($2.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $499,000 ($86.47)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($13.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,430,000 ($1807.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($56.66)

Covington government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,248,000 ($216.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $625,000 ($108.30)
    All Other: $182,000 ($31.54)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $117,000 ($20.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($8.66)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $3,000 ($0.52)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $98,000 ($16.98)
    Highways: $6,000 ($1.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $251,000 ($43.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $924,000 ($160.11)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($5.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,340,000 ($232.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $4,929,000 ($854.10)
    All Other: $1,413,000 ($244.84)
    Highways: $732,000 ($126.84)
    General Support: $693,000 ($120.08)
    Public Welfare: $578,000 ($100.16)
    Housing & Community Development: $190,000 ($32.92)
    Health & Hospitals: $3,000 ($0.52)
  • Tax - Property: $6,769,000 ($1172.93)
    Total General Sales: $897,000 ($155.43)
    Public Utilities: $650,000 ($112.63)
    NEC: $569,000 ($98.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $376,000 ($65.15)
    Motor Vehicle License: $110,000 ($19.06)

Covington government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,445,000 ($943.51)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $652,000 ($112.98)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,355,000 ($927.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,940,000 ($856.00)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,905,000 ($849.94)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $580,000 ($100.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $505,000 ($87.51)
    Other, NEC: $450,000 ($77.98)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $72,000 ($12.48)

Covington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,051,000 ($701.96)

4.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.04%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Covington city, VA  0.76% ($19,043 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.25% ($21,267)
from Bath County, VA  0.21% ($37,077)


4.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Covington city, VA  0.71% ($23,512 average AGI)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.49% ($52,133)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.36% ($25,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:

  • WKEY (1340 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WXCF (1230 AM; 1 kW; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:

  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)

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

Covington, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Covington)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

53 (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, VA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Covington, (Lat: 37.801500 Lon: -80.102556), Call Sign: WPNI322
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, 956.393 MHz, 956.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2012, Expiration Date: 10/17/2022
    Registrant: Dominion Resources Services, Inc., 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 771-6133, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • FORE MT, Valley Ridge Road, East Of Covington (Lat: 37.793472 Lon: -79.932278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQHW665
    Assigned Frequencies: 948.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/26/2007, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Joyce Tucker
    Registrant: Wvjt, LLC, Covington, VA 24426, Phone: (540) 962-1133, Fax: (540) 962-4401, Email:
  • PETERS MTN, 7216 Jingle Rocks Rd., Alleghany County (Lat: 37.759694 Lon: -80.100556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQLG874
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2010, Expiration Date: 01/19/2020, Certifier: Captain John E Furlough
    Registrant: Department Of State Police, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:
  • STATION, No. 2 Gate, Westvaco Plant (Lat: 37.800667 Lon: -79.995056), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WAQ682
    Assigned Frequencies: 12450.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/1991, Expiration Date: 03/07/1996
    Registrant: Phone: (703) 969-5000

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 1.0 Miles N 177.0 E From Covington (Lat: 37.767611 Lon: -79.984500), Call Sign: KNKK756
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Mary Mcdermott
    Registrant: Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-3182, Fax: (202) 719-4969, Email:
  • .25 Miles S Of Carrolton Road (Lat: 37.769833 Lon: -79.980056), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KWT845, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Covington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Covington)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 67
  • Hazardous Condition: 101
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Covington


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

Most common first names in Covington, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17672.1 years
William17172.2 years
Mary16478.3 years
John15773.9 years
Robert13771.3 years
Charles12469.3 years
George7773.7 years
Virginia6578.9 years
Harry6172.9 years
Helen6078.4 years
Most common last names in Covington, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10876.4 years
Tucker7772.5 years
Persinger6874.4 years
Wolfe6370.8 years
Jones5273.3 years
Brown5172.1 years
Humphries5073.8 years
Miller4773.2 years
Dressler4670.6 years
Martin4374.8 years
Businesses in Covington, VA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quality1
FedEx1RadioShack1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Covington, VA

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