Covington, LA


Covington profile

Living in Covington

Covington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,310 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, Covington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Covington are a mix 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 (13.95%), office and administrative support (11.10%), and healthcare (9.09%).

Even though Covington is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Covington are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.22% of adults in Covington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $27,706, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,824 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, English, and Italian.

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