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People

Total Population 5,736
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,231
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,541
% Above Poverty Level 74.5%
% Below Poverty Level 25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.2%
Median Gross Rent $590
Median House Value $68,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 7.6%

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

Covington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles N of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County
Standard Zip Codes 24426
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.78
Longitude -79.99

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 FILTER PLANT
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station GATHRIGHT DAM
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station BUCHANAN
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buchanan 1,098 $62,727
Clifton Forge 3,839 $48,487
Fincastle 374 $100,893
Iron Gate 354 $41,250
New Castle 166 $63,750

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

Covington Public Libraries

Library
Charles P. Jones Memorial Library
406 W. RIVERSIDE STREET
Covington, Virginia
(540) 962-3321

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Covington High Schools

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ALLEGHANY HIGH
210 MOUNTAINEER DRIVE
540-863-1700
Serves 822 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

COVINGTON HIGH
530 S. LEXINGTON AVENUE
540-965-1410
Serves 375 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

JACKSON RIVER TECH CTR
105 E COUNTRY CLUB LANE
540-862-1308
A Vocational School

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