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Population (year 2000): 6,303. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,205 (-1.6% change)
Males: 3,013 (47.8%), Females: 3,290 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $30,325 (year 2000)
Median house value: $52,500 (year 2000)

Covington, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Covington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.6%)
  • Black (13.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (19.3%), German (9.8%), Irish (8.9%), English (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Italian (2.0%).

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Land area: 5.7 square miles

Covington,

For population 25 years and over in Covington

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2.3% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,043 (-14.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Roanoke, (35.3 miles pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (118.6 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (366.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Moor, VA (7.7 miles Low VA (9.7 miles Selma, Forge, VA Clifton (11.6 miles Gate, VA (13.6 miles Iron VA (21.3 miles Fincastle, New Castle, VA (21.4 miles) , Sulphur Springs, WV White (21.6 miles VA (26.0 miles Daleville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,900

Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 79.99 W

Area code: 540


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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.1%), Retail trade (17.7%), Educational,health and social services (12.5%), Construction (10.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -721 (-11.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 603 (22.8%)


 

Crime in Covington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 31.7 0.0 15.9
Rapes 1 0 0 2
    per 100,000 15.9 0.0 0.0 31.7
Robberies 4 4 6 7
    per 100,000 63.5 63.5 95.2 111.1
Assaults 7 12 11 9
    per 100,000 111.1 190.4 174.5 142.8
Burglaries 38 51 53 87
    per 100,000 602.9 809.1 840.9 1380.3
Thefts 188 208 156 163
    per 100,000 2982.7 3300.0 2475.0 2586.1
Auto thefts 7 19 18 10
    per 100,000 111.1 301.4 285.6 158.7
218.0 301.6 244.2 303.2


Average climate in Covington, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Covington,

Covington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the Covington city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Covington:
  • COLUMBIA ALLEGHENY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LOWMOOR, VA)
  • BATH COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA)
  • POCAHONTAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; BUCKEYE, WV)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Covington:
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 28 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 33 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 64 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Covington:
  • INGALLS FIELD (about 16 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; ID: HSP)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 50 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; ID: BCB)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 55 miles; MONETA, VA; ID: W91)

Amtrak station near Covington:
  • 11 miles: CLIFTON FORGE (400 RIDGEWAY ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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
Police - Other 14 $33,671 $28,860 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 12 $30,628 $30,628 6 $6,675
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 40 $52,334 $15,700 40 $8,656
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 84 $391,155 $55,879 29 $8,313
Sewerage 10 $22,434 $26,920 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $29,962 $29,962 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 15 $48,219 $38,575 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $18,401 $24,534 1 $547
Solid Waste Management 11 $21,930 $23,923 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $38,141 $30,512 0 $0
Streets and Highways 16 $37,359 $28,019 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $7,669 $46,014 6 $5,097
Totals for Government 240 $731,902 $36,595 82 $29,288


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 35 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; ROANOKE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 49 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
Public high schools in Covington:
  • ALLEGHANY HIGH (Students: 822; Location: 210 MOUNTAINEER DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COVINGTON HIGH (Students: 375; Location: 530 S. LEXINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • JACKSON RIVER TECH CTR (Location: 105 E COUNTRY CLUB LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Covington:
  • CLIFTON MIDDLE (Students: 661; Location: 1000 RIVERVIEW FARM ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MT. VIEW ELEM. (Students: 618; Location: 100 GLEASON DR.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EDGEMONT PRIMARY (Students: 273; Location: 451 W PARK ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • JETER-WATSON INTERMEDIATE (Students: 240; Location: 515 E. PINE STREET; Grades: 04 - 07)
  • CALLAGHAN ELEM (Students: 204; Location: 4018 MIDLAND TRAIL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BOILING SPRING ELEM (Students: 165; Location: 5403 BOILING SPRING CIRCLE; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Covington:
  • CHARLES P. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $270,687; Location: 406 W. RIVERSIDE STREET; 48,095 books; 1,051 audio materials; 1,179 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Covington: Covington Industrial Park (A), Covington City Hall (B), Alleghany County Courthouse (C), Alleghany County Jail (D), Jones Memorial Branch Library (E).

Churches in Covington include: Pine Street Baptist Church (A), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (B), Covington Baptist Church (C), Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church (D), South Covington Church (E), Trinity Baptist Church (F), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (G), Epworth Methodist Church (H).

Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Potts Creek (A), Harmon Run (B), Dry Run (C), Laurel Branch (D), Mill Branch (E).

Park in Covington: Covington Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Covington compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:
  • WKEY (1340 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXCF (1230 AM; 1 kW; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)

 

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