Covington, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 5,818 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 2,929  (50.4%)
Females: 2,889  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24426.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,653 (it was $30,325 in 2000)
Covington:

$33,653
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,951 (it was $16,758 in 2000)

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,450 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Covington:

$65,450
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $640.

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  • Races in Covington, VA (2013)

    Covington races chart
    • 4,86981.2%White alone
    • 73212.2%Black alone
    • 1562.6%Two or more races
    • 1522.5%Hispanic
    • 370.6%Asian alone
    • 60.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Covington: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (22.1%), German (13.7%), Irish (7.9%), English (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Greek (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1953

Elevation: 1245 feet

Land area: 5.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,026 people per square mile   (low).

Covington,VA real estate house value index trend

Covington, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

122 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

2.0%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Virginia as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Covington to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $485 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $490 (0.8%)

Covington satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 79.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -428 (-7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 746 (31.6%)

Area code: 540

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 2012 2013
Murders 0201000111111
per 100,000 0.030.80.015.80.00.00.016.316.316.216.616.717.5
Rapes 1002234260100
per 100,000 15.60.00.031.531.547.966.432.698.00.016.60.00.0
Robberies 4467131022710
per 100,000 62.561.693.1110.315.847.916.60.032.732.5116.016.70.0
Assaults 71211910781011813116
per 100,000 109.4184.8170.8141.8157.6111.7132.7163.1179.6129.9215.5183.2104.8
Burglaries 38515387282728363028242618
per 100,000 593.8785.3822.71,370.7441.2430.8464.6587.3489.9454.8397.9433.0314.4
Thefts 18820815616314012813012913716311011885
per 100,000 2,937.53,203.02,421.62,568.12,206.12,042.42,157.02,104.42,237.12,647.41,823.61,965.41,484.7
Auto thefts 719181051086610332
per 100,000 109.4292.6279.4157.678.8159.6132.797.998.0162.449.750.034.9
Arson 4145353481041
per 100,000 62.515.462.178.847.379.849.865.3130.616.20.066.617.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 229.3335.8248.0342.0194.0207.2222.2233.0299.3227.3237.8195.0145.4

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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: 25 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,043 (-14.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Covington, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Covington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 77% 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 near Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from Covington center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 113.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from Covington center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 271.2 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 Alleghany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 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 Recipients

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Covington:

  • COVINGTON DIALYSIS (2504 VALLEY RIDGE RD)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (362 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • SENTARA HOME CARE SERVICES (214 WEST MAIN STREET)

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • American National University (about 34 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 35 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 38 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 46 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Lynchburg College (about 52 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 54 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 54 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)

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

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

COVINGTON, CITY OF (Population served: 7,300, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)

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

  • CLIFTONDALE PARK/ WILSON CREEK/ SHARON (Population served: 1,629, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • INTERVALE/CLEARWATER PARK (Population served: 1,179, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CHEROKEE (Population served: 486, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • MORRIS HILL - CORPS (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.3%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.6% for Black residents, 35.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% 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
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, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Covington compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,90815
Mainline Protestant2,51222
Catholic1111
Black Protestant831
Other-1
None10,636-
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: 3
Alleghany County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alleghany County:

27.4%
Virginia:

26.7%
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 9$30,868$41,1570$0
Other Government Administration 5$21,272$51,05312$8,391
Police Protection - Officers 17$64,622$45,6160$0
Police - Other 12$29,280$29,2801$1,225
Solid Waste Management 25$72,836$34,9610$0
Sewerage 9$25,693$34,2570$0
Parks and Recreation 10$27,549$33,0594$2,031
Water Supply 10$30,175$36,2100$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 122$472,270$46,45376$17,933
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 36$84,864$28,28819$17,010
Totals for Government 255$859,429$40,444112$46,590

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $434,000 ($74.60)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($4.64)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $8,713,000 ($1497.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,565,000 ($268.99)
    Regular Highways: $1,191,000 ($204.71)
    Police Protection: $1,101,000 ($189.24)
    Water Utilities: $830,000 ($142.66)
    Financial Administration: $680,000 ($116.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $633,000 ($108.80)
    Welfare - Other: $630,000 ($108.28)
    Sewerage: $618,000 ($106.22)
    General - Other: $587,000 ($100.89)
    General Public Buildings: $503,000 ($86.46)
    Housing & Community Development: $307,000 ($52.77)
    Central Staff Services: $247,000 ($42.45)
    Fire Protection: $242,000 ($41.60)
    Libraries: $199,000 ($34.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($22.52)
    Corrections - Other: $105,000 ($18.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $100,000 ($17.19)
    Health Services - Other: $65,000 ($11.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $360,000 ($61.88)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $543,000 ($93.33)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $199,000 ($34.20)
    Health: $77,000 ($13.23)
    Natural Resources: $17,000 ($2.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $499,000 ($85.77)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($13.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,430,000 ($1792.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($56.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,248,000 ($214.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $625,000 ($107.43)
    All Other: $182,000 ($31.28)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $117,000 ($20.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($8.59)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $3,000 ($0.52)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $98,000 ($16.84)
    Highways: $6,000 ($1.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $251,000 ($43.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $924,000 ($158.82)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($5.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,340,000 ($230.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $4,929,000 ($847.20)
    All Other: $1,413,000 ($242.87)
    Highways: $732,000 ($125.82)
    General Support: $693,000 ($119.11)
    Public Welfare: $578,000 ($99.35)
    Housing & Community Development: $190,000 ($32.66)
    Health & Hospitals: $3,000 ($0.52)
  • Tax - Property: $6,769,000 ($1163.46)
    Total General Sales: $897,000 ($154.18)
    Public Utilities: $650,000 ($111.72)
    NEC: $569,000 ($97.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $376,000 ($64.63)
    Motor Vehicle License: $110,000 ($18.91)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,445,000 ($935.89)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $652,000 ($112.07)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,355,000 ($920.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,940,000 ($849.09)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,905,000 ($843.07)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $580,000 ($99.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $505,000 ($86.80)
    Other, NEC: $450,000 ($77.35)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $72,000 ($12.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,051,000 ($696.29)

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Covington city, VA  0.74% ($24,886 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.47% ($20,929)
from Bath County, VA  0.45% ($29,630)


3.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,099 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Covington city, VA  0.59% ($24,600 average AGI)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.30% ($35,000)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.20% ($32,667)

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.)
Covington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 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
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Circle K1RadioShack1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
Honda1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
Lane Furniture2
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