Covington, GA
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Covington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 13,916 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the 72nd largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Covington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Covington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in office and administrative support (11.67%), food service (10.76%), and sales jobs (10.27%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Covington rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.42% of adults 25 and older in Covington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $20,891, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,564 for a family of four. However, Covington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Covington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Covington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Covington residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Covington include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Covington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.