Covington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 9,036 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the 64th largest community in Tennessee.
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 (14.71%), food service (12.38%), and sales jobs (11.42%).
The rate of college-level education in Covington is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.31% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $17,456, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,824 for a family of four.
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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Covington include German, English, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Covington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.