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Covington is a township in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Covington. For links to other places called Covington, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Covington is 41.3N. The longitude is -75.483W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,831 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,994.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Covington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lackawanna County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18424 ZIP code.
19% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $19,132, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $455. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.
The average commute time for Covington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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