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Overview

Introduction to Covington, Georgia

Covington, Georgia, in Newton county, is 32 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Atlanta metropolitan area with.

Covington History

The area now known as Covington was originally a part of the Creek Indian Nation. On December 1, 1822, the area was incorporated as Covington. The city was named after General Leonard Covington. The first railroad entered the city in 1845.

Covington and nearby Attractions

  • Georgia International Horse Park
  • Black Shoals Park & Lake
  • Yellow River Game Ranch
  • Panola Mountain State Park
  • Gwinnett History Museum
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Covington

While in Covington, you can spend your leisure hours at the Newton County Library. You can also visit the Floyd Street Historic District, Springs Park, Baker Field Park and Newton County Fairgrounds. The city also has several churches for many different Christian Denominations. The Covington Corners Shopping Center, Newton Plaza Shopping Center, Martins Crossing Shopping Center, Covington Plaza Shopping Center and Covington Crossings Shopping Center offer great shopping experiences.

Covington Transportation

Flights are available from Atlanta International Airport.

Covington Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Georgia Perimeter College, Emory University, Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia State University.

People

Total Population 13,507
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 5,760
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 33.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $25,837
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,379
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,494

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,299
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $785
Median House Value $111,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 6.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Covington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Newton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30014, 30016
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30015
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.596
Longitude -83.86

Covington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COVINGTON
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station U OF GA PLANT SCI FARM
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jersey 126 $0
Mansfield 351 $39,000
Newborn 641 $55,417
Oxford 2,265 $47,361
Porterdale 1,890 $38,125
Social Circle 4,304 $44,727

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Covington Public Libraries

Library
Newton County Library System
7116 FLOYD STREET
Covington, Georgia
(770) 787-3231

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Covington Hospitals

NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
5126 HOSPITAL DRIVE NE
(770) 786-7053
Emergency Service: Yes

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Covington High Schools

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NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
140 RAM DRIVE
770-787-2250
Serves 2,337 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
10245 EAGLE DRIVE
770-784-2920
Serves 1,432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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