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Covington is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for settler Peter Covington; another says it was named for Prince Edward Covingtons
The latitude of Covington is 37.793N. The longitude is -79.994W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,250 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,284.
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13% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Covington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Covington was $16,758, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Covington include Covington Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.
Libraries in Covington include Charles P. Jones Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Covington include Alleghany Highlands Virginian Review
Covington City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.
The average commute time for Covington workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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