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Covington is a city in Tipton County, in the Memphis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community is believed named for Gen. Leonard Wales Covington, officer in the War of 1812

The latitude of Covington is 35.564N. The longitude is -89.646W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 335 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,001.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,684
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Covington demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 51. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Isaac Hayes, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Day - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Covington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Tipton County Museum
Colleges and universities: Tennessee Technology Center at Covington
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Covington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tipton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38019 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Covington ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Covington was $14,293, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Covington include South Main Street Historic District (Covington) ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $744.


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Libraries in Covington include Tipton County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Tipton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.

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The average commute time for Covington workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Covington include Best Western, Days Inn, Super 8.

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