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 (11.02%), food service (10.34%), and sales jobs (8.05%).

The percentage of adults in Covington with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.84% of adults in Covington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $20,389, 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 $81,556 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Covington include German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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