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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 10,463, 3,650 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $294,618, Covington real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Covington home values aren't among America's most expensive.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Covington, accounting for 74.86% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Covington include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.75%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.05%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.45%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Covington are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.57% owning and 39.43% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Covington built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Covington built between 2000 and later ( 23.97%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 17.71%). There's also some housing in Covington built before 1939 ( 14.53%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Covington. Fully 12.76% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Covington homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Covington real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.
Appreciation rates for homes in Covington have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 28.42%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Covington house appreciation rate of 2.53%.
Over the last year, Covington appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Covington's appreciation rate has been 3.63%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Covington were at 1.69%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.94%.
Importantly, this makes Covington one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Covington's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Covington differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Covington - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Covington real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$862,001 - $1,149,000||4.6|
|$574,001 - $862,000||8.1|
|$459,001 - $574,000||5.5|
|$344,001 - $459,000||11.5|
|$230,001 - $344,000||30.9|
|$115,001 - $230,000||22.8|
|$58,001 - $115,000||8.4|
|$0 - $58,000||6.5|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Covington HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||24.0|
|1970 - 1999||43.8|
|1940 - 1969||17.7|
|1939 or Older||14.5|
|TYPE OF Covington HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.1|
|SIZE OF Covington HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||3.75|