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Covington County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2019: 18,925 (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: 46 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Covington County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.2%), Manufacturing (16.1%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Covington County, MS (2019)
    • 11,45160.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,05337.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4672.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1120.6%Two or more races
    • 20.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Males: 9,170  (48.5%)
Females: 9,755  (51.5%)
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Average household size:
Covington County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,780 ($26,669 in 1999)
This county:

$38,780
Mississippi:

$45,792

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $444 (lower quartile is $293, upper quartile is $600)
This county:

$444
State:

$598


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,061 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Covington:

$83,061
Mississippi:

$128,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,090 - $165,563
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,061
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

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

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $44,200
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Covington, MS residents
Average permit cost in Covington, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $755 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $328 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Covington, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Covington, MS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Covington, MS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.3%
Covington County:

23.3%
Mississippi:

19.6%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 65.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.9% for American Indian residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.1 years old
(Males: 37.1 years old, Females: 39.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 34.1 years old, American Indian residents: 39.6 years old, Asian residents: 28.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 5.6 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Unemployment by year in Covington, MS
County total employment by year in Covington, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Covington, MS

Current college students: 648
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 104 (43.9% naturalized citizens)

Covington County:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 762000 to 2009
  • 151990 to 1999
  • 321980 to 1989
  • 121970 to 1979
  • 42Before 1970

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: 5,921
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 50
  • 3 or 4: 165
  • 5 to 9: 242
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • 50 or more: 31
  • Mobile homes: 2,293

Housing units in Covington County with a mortgage: 2,273 (0 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,928

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Covington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 137% greater 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 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 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from the 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
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 280.2 miles away from Covington County center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.5 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, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2020 - April 23, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4551-MS: July 9, 2020, FEMA Id: 4551, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2020, FEMA Id: 4536, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Flooding, And Tornado, Incident Period: December 27, 2018 - December 28, 2018, FEMA Id: 4415, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Covington County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Covington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,253 (88.9%)
  • Carpooled: 393 (6.7%)
  • Bus: 38 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 59 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 71 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (1.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (39%)
  • El Salvador (31%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Covington County


  • American (12%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $43,534.

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.79% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($27,531 average AGI)
0.88% relocated from other states ($5,411 average AGI)
Covington County:

0.88%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lamar County, MS  0.69% ($51,565 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.66% ($29,955)
from Jones County, MS  0.65% ($37,744)
from Simpson County, MS  0.62% ($20,341)
from Smith County, MS  0.54% ($33,639)
from Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.38% ($22,720)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.12% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($26,452 average AGI)
0.78% relocated to other states ($4,857 average AGI)
Covington County:

0.78%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forrest County, MS  1.02% ($27,574 average AGI)
to Jones County, MS  0.74% ($32,673)
to Lamar County, MS  0.66% ($41,477)
to Simpson County, MS  0.45% ($30,300)
to Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.41% ($25,667)
to Smith County, MS  0.39% ($30,615)

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 2019: 13.2

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 population in Covington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Covington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Covington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Covington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Covington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Covington County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Covington County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (396)
  • Congestive heart failure (293)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (271)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (250)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (213)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (165)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (129)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (92)
  • Unspecified dementia (50)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (47)

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: 18,925
  • Male householders: 3,021 (752 living alone), Female householders: 3,712 (946 living alone)
  • 3,303 spouses (3,285 opposite-sex spouses), 217 unmarried partners, (216 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,555 children (5,671 natural, 251 adopted, 674 stepchildren), 889 grandchildren, 153 brothers or sisters, 257 parents, 0 foster children, 340 other relatives, 229 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 237

Size of family households: 2,515 2-persons, 1,088 3-persons, 828 4-persons, 386 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,699 1-person, 133 2-persons, 23 4-persons.

2,489 married couples with children.
1,386 single-parent households (268 men, 1,118 women).

98.4% of residents of Covington speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (44% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very 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:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Covington County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Covington County, Mississippi
  • 3792014 or later
  • 2682010 to 2013
  • 1,2402000 to 2009
  • 1,9061990 to 1999
  • 1,2981980 to 1989
  • 1,5021970 to 1979
  • 9231960 to 1969
  • 3901950 to 1959
  • 2471940 to 1949
  • 6701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Covington County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Covington County, Mississippi
  • 21 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 593 rooms
  • 4854 rooms
  • 1,4195 rooms
  • 1,3686 rooms
  • 8247 rooms
  • 5558 rooms
  • 4399+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
  • 321 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 1623 rooms
  • 4134 rooms
  • 3365 rooms
  • 3316 rooms
  • 777 rooms
  • 918 rooms
  • 229+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Covington County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Covington County, Mississippi
  • 2no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 8702 bedrooms
  • 3,3803 bedrooms
  • 8134 bedrooms
  • 1005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Covington County, Mississippi
  • 32no bedroom
  • 1421 bedroom
  • 4792 bedrooms
  • 8423 bedrooms
  • 204 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Covington County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Covington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Covington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 198no vehicle
  • 1,4011 vehicle
  • 2,0382 vehicles
  • 1,2413 vehicles
  • 2524 vehicles
  • 565+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Covington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Covington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 94no vehicle
  • 1,0841 vehicle
  • 2842 vehicles
  • 283 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles

96.7% of Covington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Mississippi.

Covington County:

96.7%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 16,372
  • Other state: 2,395
  • Northeast: 161
  • Midwest: 241
  • South: 1,765
  • West: 232
Year householders moved into unit in Covington County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Covington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 20.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.9%Electricity
  • 39.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 136
Here:

6.6%
Mississippi:

11.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 300
Here:

31.3%
Mississippi:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

13.0%
Mississippi:

10.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Covington County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $23,536,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,538,000
    Regular Highways: $4,995,000
    Financial Administration: $1,381,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,008,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $857,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General - Other: $711,000
    Solid Waste Management: $549,000
    General Public Buildings: $248,000
    Health - Other: $246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $112,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $337,000
    Other - Health - Other: $108,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Other - General - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,583,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,709,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $874,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $301,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $135,000
    Sale of Property: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,284,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,999,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,237,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,474,000
    Other License: $229,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,750,000

Covington County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $23,536,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,538,000
    Regular Highways: $4,995,000
    Financial Administration: $1,381,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,008,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $857,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General - Other: $711,000
    Solid Waste Management: $549,000
    General Public Buildings: $248,000
    Health - Other: $246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $112,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $337,000
    Other - Health - Other: $108,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Other - General - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,583,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,709,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $874,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $301,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $135,000
    Sale of Property: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,284,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,999,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,237,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,474,000
    Other License: $229,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,750,000

Covington County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $23,536,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,538,000
    Regular Highways: $4,995,000
    Financial Administration: $1,381,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,008,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $857,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General - Other: $711,000
    Solid Waste Management: $549,000
    General Public Buildings: $248,000
    Health - Other: $246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $112,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $337,000
    Other - Health - Other: $108,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Other - General - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,583,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,709,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $874,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $301,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $135,000
    Sale of Property: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,284,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,999,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,237,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,474,000
    Other License: $229,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,750,000

Covington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $23,536,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,538,000
    Regular Highways: $4,995,000
    Financial Administration: $1,381,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,008,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $857,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General - Other: $711,000
    Solid Waste Management: $549,000
    General Public Buildings: $248,000
    Health - Other: $246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $112,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $337,000
    Other - Health - Other: $108,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Other - General - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,583,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,709,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $874,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $301,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $135,000
    Sale of Property: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,284,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,999,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,237,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,474,000
    Other License: $229,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,750,000

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
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