Covington, LA
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Covington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 9,928 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the 53rd largest community in Louisiana.

Covington real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Covington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in sales jobs (12.97%), office and administrative support (12.42%), and food service (8.39%).

The population of Covington is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.41% of adults in Covington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $26,627, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,508 for a family of four. However, Covington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Covington is a very 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 French , Irish, Italian, and English.

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