Covington, VA
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Covington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,658 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the 110th largest community in Virginia.

When you are in Covington, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.10% of Covington’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Covington is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in sales jobs (14.81%), office and administrative support (13.77%), and maintenance occupations (4.46%).

Covington is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Covington, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Covington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Covington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Covington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Covington may be for you.

The population of Covington has a very low overall level of education: only 8.99% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $21,243, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,972 for a family of four.

Covington is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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