Covington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,463 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 (13.76%), management occupations (10.12%), and office and administrative support (9.65%).
A relatively large number of people in Covington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Covington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.19% of adults in Covington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $29,656, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,624 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 German, French, Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Covington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.