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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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Median household income
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$30,325
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Covington demographic reports
Covington is on the Jackson River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Longdale Recreation Area, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Lake Moomaw
Historic sites and museums: Humpback Bridge
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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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.

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6% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Covington include Covington Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.


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Libraries in Covington include Charles P. Jones Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Covington include Alleghany Highlands Virginian Review

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Covington City supported John Kerry 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Covington include Best Value Inn Covington, Best Western Mountain View, Comfort Inn Covington, Holiday Inn Express.

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