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Population (year 2000): 8,463. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,018 (+6.6% change)
Males: 3,735 (44.1%), Females: 4,728 (55.9%)

Tipton County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $24,684 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,100 (year 2000)

Covington, TN residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Covington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.2%)
  • Black (46.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (9.4%), Irish (5.3%), German (4.2%), English (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.3%).Tennessee

Elevation: 339 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles

Covington,

For population 25 years and over in Covington

  • High school or higher: 65.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+4.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Memphis, (38.1 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (454.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: TN (7.5 miles Garland, TN (7.7 miles Brighton, TN Henning, (8.9 miles TN (9.6 miles Burlison, Edge, TN (12.8 miles Gilt TN (12.9 miles Mason, TN (13.4 miles Atoka, TN (14.0 miles Munford,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 40 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $38,100
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $53,600
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 2002: 62 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $60,100
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $62,600

Latitude: 35.56 N, Longitude: 89.65 W

Area code: 901

Covington, Tennessee business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.6%), Educational,health and social services (16.8%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,448 (+52.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,812 (59.6%)

Crime in Covington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 23.6 35.4 11.8
Rapes 2 5 5 2
    per 100,000 23.6 59.1 59.1 23.6
Robberies 18 28 13 22
    per 100,000 212.7 330.9 153.6 260.0
Assaults 59 64 30 52
    per 100,000 697.2 756.2 354.5 614.4
Burglaries 170 134 174 152
    per 100,000 2008.7 1583.4 2056.0 1796.1
Thefts 317 440 379 365
    per 100,000 3745.7 5199.1 4478.3 4312.9
Auto thefts 34 33 36 31
    per 100,000 401.7 389.9 425.4 366.3
535.3 647.8 533.1 549.7

Average climate in Covington, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Covington,

Covington-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 134% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Covington city center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category 4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center caused $30,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Patrick Alston - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos).


Hospital/medical center in Covington:
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TIPTON (1995 HWY 51 S BOX 737)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Covington:
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAUDERDALE (about 17 miles; RIPLEY, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-BROWNSVILLE HOSP (about 27 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TN)
  • LAKESIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (about 27 miles; MEMPHIS, TN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Covington:
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 22 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 43 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 52 miles; JACKSON, TN; ID: MKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Covington:
  • COVINGTON MUNI (about 5 miles; COVINGTON, TN; ID: M04)
  • OSCEOLA MUNI (about 26 miles; OSCEOLA, AR; ID: 7M4)
  • CHARLES W. BAKER (about 28 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: 2M8)

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
Police Protection - Officers 25 $69,593 $33,404 4 $2,666
Sewerage 8 $16,370 $24,555 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $10,080 $15,120 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $4,872
Fire - Other 1 $1,506 $18,072 0 $0
Firefighters 20 $52,811 $31,686 5 $1,532
Police - Other 1 $1,918 $23,016 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $18,841 $28,261 10 $5,620
Other and Unallocable 6 $13,500 $27,000 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $9,093 $21,823 0 $0
Airports 1 $3,149 $37,788 1 $638
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 38 $60,546 $19,119 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $16,874 $33,748 0 $0
Gas Supply 10 $22,761 $27,313 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 117 $250,288 $25,670 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $15,581 $31,162 0 $0
Electric Power 19 $58,892 $37,194 5 $279
Water Supply 8 $21,622 $32,433 0 $0
Totals for Government 287 $643,425 $26,902 27 $15,608
College/University in Covington:
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT COVINGTON (Full-time enrollment: 181; Location: 1600 Hwy 51 South; Public; Website: www.covington.tec.tn.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 30 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 34 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 34 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 34 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; FT enrollment: 3,842)
Public high school in Covington:
  • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 869; Location: 803 S COLLEGE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Covington:
  • CRESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,041; Location: 151 MARK A WALKER BL; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CRESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 916; Location: 201 MARK A WALKER BL; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • COVINGTON INTEGRATED ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 773; Location: 760 BERT JOHNSTON AV; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Covington:
  • HELICON TEEN LEARNLING CENTER (Students: 27; Location: 110 WEST LIBERTY; Grades: 7 - 10)
Library in Covington:
  • TIPTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $132,505; Location: 300 WEST CHURCH STREET; 41,299 books; 821 audio materials; 696 video materials; 55 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Covington: North Industrial Park (A), Covington Country Club (B), Rialto Industrial Park (C), South Industrial Park (D), Frazier Recreation Center (E), Covington Recreation Center (F), Covington City Hall (G), Tipton County Public Library (H), Tipton County Justice Building (I), Tipton County Courthouse (J).

Churches in Covington include: Central Christian Church (A), Collins Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Covington Church of God in Christ (C), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Mount Zion Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Tipton Memorial Gardens (1).

Parks in Covington include: Shelton Park (1), Cobb Memorial Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Covington compared to Tennessee state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:
  • WKBL (1250 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:
  • WKBQ (93.5 FM; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAPO (90.5 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAUV (89.7 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKVZ (94.9 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WMPS (107.5 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Covington:
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

 

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