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Covington County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 19,442 (all rural); it was 19,407 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,062
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,081
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,049
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,287 (it was 1,077 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

30%

Land area: 414 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Covington County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (45.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (45.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Covington County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (34.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 9,455  (48.6%)
Females: 9,987  (51.4%)
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Covington County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Covington County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $32,371 ($26,669 in 1999)

This county:

$32,371
Mississippi:

$40,593

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $439 (lower quartile is $244, upper quartile is $580)
This county:

$439
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $78,486 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Covington:

$78,486
Mississippi:

$112,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,402 - $156,299
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $944
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $317

Institutionalized population: 240
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $205,200
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $494 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $400 (0.6%)

Covington County household income distribution in 2009 Covington County home values distribution Covington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 27.0%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Black residents, 4.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 26.3%
Covington County:

26.3%
Mississippi:

22.0%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.9% for Black residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 105.3% for other race residents, 33.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 1 years old, Other race residents: 5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Covington County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.

Cities in this county include: Collins, Mount Olive, Seminary.

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

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Neighboring counties: Butler County, Alabama , Jefferson Davis County , Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana , Dougherty County, Georgia , Falls County, Texas , Reeves County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 648
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 117 (26% naturalized citizens)

Covington County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 31
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 24
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 37
Note: State values scaled to Covington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.4%

Covington County marital status for males Covington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,205
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 83
  • 3 or 4: 61
  • 5 to 9: 90
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • 20 or more: 71
  • Mobile homes: 2,456
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 39

Housing units in Covington County with a mortgage: 1,668 (108 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,245

Here:

57.3% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Covington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,71434
Mainline Protestant9499
Black Protestant7497
Other2931
None9,863-
Covington County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Covington County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Covington County:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Covington County:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

36.4%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Covington County:

Average size of farms: 183 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,572
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $167.93
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,835
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,349
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.08%
Corn for grain: 858 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 812 harvested acres
Vegetables: 417 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 31 acres

Earthquake activity:

Covington County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from Covington County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 412.4 miles away from Covington County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3213: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3213, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Emergency Declared EM-3132: September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: 3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1251: October 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi High Winds, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 21, 1992 to November 22, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-968: November 25, 1992, FEMA Id: 968, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-859: February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: 859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Covington County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (28%)
  • Guatemala (12%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Costa Rica (7%)
  • Peru (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Covington County (%):

  • United States or American (30%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • African (1%)

Covington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,574 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,282 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 73 (1%)
  • Other means: 87 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 226 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Covington County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
237 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,943.

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.74% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($22,159 average AGI)
1.23% relocated from other states ($5,488 average AGI)
Covington County:

1.23%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forrest County, MS  0.97% ($24,710 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.67% ($25,744)
from Simpson County, MS  0.62% ($28,175)
from Lamar County, MS  0.59% ($34,895)
from Smith County, MS  0.41% ($27,038)
from Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.33% ($34,000)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.76% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($21,905 average AGI)
1.60% relocated to other states ($6,727 average AGI)
Covington County:

1.60%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forrest County, MS  1.10% ($29,901 average AGI)
to Simpson County, MS  0.79% ($24,471)
to Lamar County, MS  0.64% ($38,488)
to Jones County, MS  0.61% ($29,410)
to Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.34% ($18,182)
to Smith County, MS  0.33% ($24,905)
to Harrison County, MS  0.16% ($21,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Covington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Covington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Covington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Covington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Covington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,372 (2,454 aged, 918 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,004 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Covington County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (296)
  • Congestive heart failure (241)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (230)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (200)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (171)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (168)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (145)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (122)
  • Unspecified dementia (80)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,418
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 247
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59,664

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,574
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 962

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,328
  • In family households: 16,812 (3,307 male householders, 1,915 female householders)
    3,502 spouses, 5,940 children (5,437 natural, 146 adopted, 357 stepchildren), 965 grandchildren, 205 brothers or sisters, 131 parents, 332 other relatives, 400 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,516 (1,094 male householders (951 living alone)), 1,114 female householders (1,026 living alone)), 308 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 240 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 2,133 2-persons, 1,263 3-persons, 1,009 4-persons, 474 5-persons, 191 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,977 1-person, 187 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,000 married couples with children.
1,753 single-parent households (334 men, 1,419 women).

97.9% of residents of Covington County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $113,250,000 ($5,600 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,853,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,519,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,795,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $417,000
Federal grants: $34,268,000
Federal procurement contracts: $559,000 ($8,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,692,000 ($233,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,671,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,290,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,589,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,597
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,181
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +462
Here +23 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Covington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 42
  • 2010 to 2013: 473
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,072
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,840
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,223
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,738
  • 1960 to 1969: 986
  • 1950 to 1959: 432
  • 1940 to 1949: 358
  • 1939 or earlier: 498
Note: State values scaled to Covington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Covington County population
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 101
  • 3 rooms: 362
  • 4 rooms: 682
  • 5 rooms: 1,902
  • 6 rooms: 1,587
  • 7 rooms: 751
  • 8 rooms: 381
  • 9+ rooms: 275
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 125
  • 3 rooms: 141
  • 4 rooms: 274
  • 5 rooms: 238
  • 6 rooms: 192
  • 7 rooms: 89
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Covington County population
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 247
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,230
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,706
  • 4 bedrooms: 758
  • 5+ bedrooms: 56
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 202
  • 2 bedrooms: 344
  • 3 bedrooms: 431
  • 4 bedrooms: 82
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Covington County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Covington County population
  • no vehicle: 441
  • 1 vehicle: 1,913
  • 2 vehicles: 2,217
  • 3 vehicles: 1,114
  • 4 vehicles: 272
  • 5+ vehicles: 92
  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 520
  • 2 vehicles: 293
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 34

68% of Covington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Mississippi.

Covington County:

68.2%
State average:

59.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,830
  • Northeast: 106
  • Midwest: 340
  • South: 1,678
  • West: 249

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Covington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (39.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.4%)
  • Utility gas (17.2%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Utility gas (18.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 163
Here:

6.2%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 120
Here:

8.7%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

1.6%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Covington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $9,699,000
    Regular Highways: $2,473,000
    Police Protection: $1,078,000
    Health - Other: $721,000
    Financial Administration: $633,000
    Central Staff Services: $608,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $532,000
    Correctional Institutions: $370,000
    General Public Buildings: $329,000
    General - Other: $241,000
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $124,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $313,000
    Health - Other: $105,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,308,000

Covington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,699,000
    All Other: $187,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $85,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $263,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $204,000
    Interest Earnings: $155,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,174,000
    Highways: $1,094,000
    Health and Hospitals: $178,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,825,000
    Other License: $154,000

Covington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,989,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,000

Covington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,821,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,054
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 957
  • Number of recipients under 18: 212
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 600
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 242
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 426
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 425
Covington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Covington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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Most common first names in Covington County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16671.2 years
John15973.4 years
William13174.7 years
Mary12776.5 years
Robert9369.9 years
Willie8772.6 years
Annie6376.2 years
George6277.3 years
Charles5368.4 years
Thomas4372.9 years
Most common last names in Covington County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Magee11674.8 years
Smith9973.8 years
Sullivan9673.2 years
Sanford9175.0 years
Barnes9072.9 years
Lott6777.1 years
Keys5974.9 years
Jones5874.0 years
Knight5676.1 years
Mcraney5479.0 years
Businesses in Covington County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Hardee's1
Best Western1KFC1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1