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Population (year 2000): 8,483. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,347 (+10.2% change)
Males: 3,941 (46.5%), Females: 4,542 (53.5%)

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Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $36,949 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Covington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.2%)
  • Black (20.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: French (18.4%), German (15.4%), Irish (13.9%), English (11.6%), Italian (6.9%), United States (6.9%).

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Elevation: 26 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Covington,

For population 25 years and over in Covington

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +553 (+7.0%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA (33.7 miles Metairie, pop. 146,136).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (35.1 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (366.1 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Springs, LA Abita (4.7 miles LA Madisonville, (6.4 miles LA Mandeville, (7.8 miles LA Folsom, (12.0 miles LA Lacombe, (16.4 miles LA Sun, (18.3 miles LA (23.4 miles Ponchatoula, LA (24.9 miles Hammond,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 51 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2004: 85 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2005: 104 buildings, average cost: $167,600

Latitude: 30.48 N, Longitude: 90.10 W

Area code: 985


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Retail trade (12.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,035 (+59.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,263 (34.5%)


 

Crime in Covington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.6
Rapes 3 2 2 2
    per 100,000 35.4 23.6 23.6 23.6
Robberies 7 7 11 11
    per 100,000 82.5 82.5 129.7 129.7
Assaults 68 61 20 17
    per 100,000 801.6 719.1 235.8 200.4
Burglaries 88 77 78 75
    per 100,000 1037.4 907.7 919.5 884.1
Thefts 253 390 300 293
    per 100,000 2982.4 4597.4 3536.5 3454.0
Auto thefts 11 27 18 17
    per 100,000 129.7 318.3 212.2 200.4
401.5 450.9 318.3 328.1


Average climate in Covington, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Covington,

Covington-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the Covington city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Butch Roussel - College football player (La Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns), Josh Maravich - College basketball player (LSU Tigers).


Main business address for: SCP POOL CORP (WHOLESALE-MISC DURABLE GOODS), HORNBECK OFFSHORE SERVICES INC /LA (DEEP SEA FOREIGN TRANSPORTATION OF FREIGHT).


Hospitals/medical centers in Covington:
  • LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (95 EAST FAIRWAY CENTER DRIVE)
  • PREMIER PHYSICAL REHABILITATION HOSPIT (20050 CRESTWOOD BLVD)
  • ST TAMMANY PARISH HOSPITAL (1202 S TYLER)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Covington:
  • LAKEFRONT (about 32 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NEW)
  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL (about 36 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: MSY)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 46 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Covington:
  • GREATER ST. TAMMANY (about 9 miles; COVINGTON, LA; ID: L31)
  • HAMMOND MUNI (about 22 miles; HAMMOND, LA; ID: HDC)
  • SLIDELL (about 23 miles; SLIDELL, LA; ID: ASD)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 8 $19,439 $29,158 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $6,930 $20,790 1 $184
Water Supply 7 $14,322 $24,552 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $6,095 $24,380 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $6,232 $18,696 2 $655
Other Government Administration 4 $12,082 $36,246 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 33 $81,502 $29,637 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $18,420 $22,104 6 $1,982
Firefighters 10 $18,283 $21,939 2 $906
Fire - Other 1 $1,813 $21,756 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $41,304 $26,086 1 $1,641
Financial Administration 12 $24,952 $24,952 0 $0
Totals for Government 115 $251,375 $26,230 12 $5,367


Colleges/Universities in Covington:
  • DELTA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 181; Location: 2401 N HWY 190; Private, for-profit)
  • AVEDA INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 127; Location: 1355 Polders Lane; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautybasicsinc.com)
  • SAINT JOSEPH SEMINARY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 125; Location: 75376 River Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stjosephabbey.org)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; HAMMOND, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,549)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 31 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 12,442)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 33 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 8,193)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 36 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 37 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 37 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 4,399)
Public high school in Covington:
  • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,590; Location: 73030 LION DRIVE; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Covington:
  • THE SAINT PAULS SCHOOL SR BOYS (Students: 713; Location: 917 S JAHNCHE AVE/PO BOX 928; Grades: 8 - 12; Boys only)
  • NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 630; Location: 70104 WOLVERINE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY (Students: 578; Location: P.O. BOX 1210-122 S. MASSACHUS; Grades: 8 - 12; Girls only)
  • CHALLENGER PROGRAM (Students: 38; Location: 201 GREENBRIAR BLVD; Grades: 7 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Covington:
  • LEE ROAD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 775; Location: 79131 HIGHWAY 40; Grades: PK - 08)
  • PINE VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 600; Location: 1115 WEST TWENTY-EIGHTH AVENUE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • E. E. LYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 1615 NORTH FLORIDA STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • COVINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 325 SOUTH JACKSON STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • WILLIAM PITCHER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 415 SOUTH JEFFERSON AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FLORIDA PARISHES JUVENILE DETENTION CNTR. (Students: 85; Location: 28528 HIGHWAY 190; Grades: 03 - 12)
  • COVINGTON PATHWAYS SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 801 NORTH TYLER STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Covington:
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 228 EAST TEMPERANCE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KEHOE-FRANCE NORTHSHORE (Students: 378; Location: 25 PATRICIA DRIVE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 120 S NEW HAMPSHIRE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST (Students: 111; Location: 203 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: PK - KG)
  • COVINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 116 NORTH MONROE STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Covington:
  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,925,848; Location: 310 WEST 21ST AVENUE; 434,046 books; 15,307 audio materials; 18,511 video materials; 810 serial subscriptions)
 

Covington compared to Louisiana state average:

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  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:
  • WASO (730 AM; 0 kW; COVINGTON, LA)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WOPR (94.7 FM; LACOMBE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSH (104.7 FM; FOLSOM, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHMD (107.1 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WUUU (98.9 FM; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WHNO (Channel 20; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDSU (Channel 6; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: NEW ORLEANS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K66FW (Channel 14; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNOV-LP (Channel 57; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)

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