Covington city, VA

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2022 Population
5,722
0.105% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.711% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
6.87% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,737
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$80,100
14.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Covington city, VA had a population of 5.72k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $45,737. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Covington city, VA grew from 5,716 to 5,722, a 0.105% increase and its median household income grew from $41,242 to $45,737, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Covington city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.35%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%).

None of the households in Covington city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Covington city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Covington city, VA was $80,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Covington city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Covington city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Covington city, VA borders Alleghany County, VA.

Population & Diversity

Covington city, VA is home to a population of 5.72k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.909% of Covington city, VA residents were born outside of the country (52 people).

In 2022, there were 6.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.6k people) in Covington city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 754 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 173 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Covington city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Covington city, VA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Covington city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.6k ± 6
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    754 ± 158
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    173 ± 135
2.38%
Hispanic Population
136 people

In 2022, there were 6.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.6k people) in Covington city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 754 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 173 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.38% of the people in Covington city, VA are hispanic (136 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.909%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
52 people
1.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
61 people

As of 2022, 0.909% of Covington city, VA residents (52 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Covington city, VA was 1.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    121 ± 62
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 43
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    48 ± 51

Covington city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Covington city, VA employs 2.36k people. The largest industries in Covington city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (478 people), Manufacturing (371 people), and Retail Trade (358 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($56,406), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,652), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,264).

Occupations

2.36k
2022 Value
± 333
1.99%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington city, VA grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 2.31k employees to 2.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Covington city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (313 people), Sales & Related Occupations (256 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Covington city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.36k
2022 Value
± 333
1.99%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington city, VA grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 2.31k employees to 2.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Covington city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (478 people), Manufacturing (371 people), and Retail Trade (358 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Covington city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Covington city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,063
Median earning men ± $3,210
$24,875
Median earning women ± $4,980

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Retail Trade ($67,649), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,667), and Manufacturing ($52,004).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($50,988), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,861), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($21,696).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 64
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 64
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 62
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Covington County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.92%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Covington city, VA was $80,100 in 2022, which is 0.284 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $69,800 to $80,100, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Covington city, VA is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Covington city, VA have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Covington city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$80,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,160
$1,883
Median Property Taxes
±$260

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Covington city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2022
59.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.2% of the housing units in Covington city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 602
  2. Census Tract 601

The following map shows all of the tracts in Covington city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$45,737
Median Household Income
± $7,034
2.5k
Number of Households
± 332

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.5k households in Covington city, VA grew to $45,737 from the previous year's value of $41,242.

The following chart displays the households in Covington city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Covington city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (90.1%)
  2. Carpooled (4.55%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.73%)

In 2022, 90.1% of workers in Covington city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.55%) and those who worked at home (3.73%).

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Covington city, VA have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.39% of the workforce in Covington city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Covington city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Covington city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Covington city, VA (951 out of 5.62k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Covington city, VA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Covington city, VA has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 22.8% on Medicare, 6.82% on non-group plans, and 2.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Covington city, VA see 1846 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.43% increase from the previous year (1820 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1880 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 297 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,846 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Covington city, VA

Primary care physicians in Covington city, VA see an average of 1,846 patients per year. This represents a 1.43% increase from the previous year (1,820 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.43%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
22.8%
Medicare
6.82%
Non-Group
2.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Covington city, VA grew by 5.51% from 7.99% to 8.43%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.5% in Covington city, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.01% in Covington city, VA.

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