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Covington is a city in Newton County, in the Atlanta metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gen. Leonard Covington.
The latitude of Covington is 33.596N. The longitude is -83.86W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,152.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Covington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30054 ZIP code.
6% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $15,554, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Covington include Covington Mills and Mill Village Historic District, Floyd Street Historic District, North Covington Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $876.
Libraries in Covington include Newton County Library System ... View libraries
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.
The average commute time for Covington workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Covington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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