Covington, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Covington, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Covington had a population of 11,846 as of July 1, 2018. Covington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Covington is located at latitude 30.4803 and longitude -90.1126 in St. Tammany Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Covington (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. St. Tammany Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Covington (GNIS ID: 2404141) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Covington is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Tammany Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Covington: Wharton.

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Covington, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,846
Population in Households 10,771
Population in Familes 8,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,075
Population Density2 1,471
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $51,782
Average Household Income $74,466
Per Capita Income $29,197


Total Housing Units 4,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,921 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,415 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 446 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $268,607
Average Home Value $292,759


Total Households 4,336
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,739
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.69% 1.53%
Households 2.12% 1.6%
Families 1.99% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Covington, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 90th
Population Density # 89 81st
Diversity Index # 236 50th
Median Household Income # 97 80th
Per Capita Income # 56 88th

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