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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,667
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+5,247
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married32.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$25,928
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,359
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,900

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,579
% Above Poverty Level70.5%
% Below Poverty Level29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$794
Median House Value$115,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.8%
Irish5.6%
German4.8%
English3.5%
Italian1.8%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch1%
West Indian0.9%
Polish0.9%
Canadian0.3%
British0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Covington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Newton County
Standard Zip Codes30014, 30016
P.O. Box Zip Codes30015
Phone Area Codes678, 470, 770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.6
Approximate Longitude-83.85

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)

StationCOVINGTON
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationU OF GA PLANT SCI FARM
Distance26.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip50 inches
StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jersey143$0
Mansfield416$33,611
Newborn752$45,208
Oxford2,100$46,250
Porterdale1,633$39,405
Social Circle4,350$51,791

Covington Public Libraries

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

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Covington Hospitals

Newton General Hospital
(Proprietary)
5126 Hospital Drive

Covington Public Schools

Newton High School
1 Ram Way
ZIP: 30014
(770) 787-2250
High
Total Enrollment 2175
Indian Creek Middle School
11051 By Pass Rd
ZIP: 30014
(770) 385-6453
Middle
Total Enrollment 1008
Crossroads Psychodeucational Program
2109 Newton Dr Ne
ZIP: 30014
(770) 467-6600
Newton County Theme School At Ficquett
2207 Williams St Ne
ZIP: 30014
(770) 786-2636
Primary
Total Enrollment 962
Porterdale Elementary School
45 Ram Dr
ZIP: 30014
(770) 784-2928
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Eastside High School
10245 By Pass Rd
ZIP: 30014
(770) 784-2920
High
Total Enrollment 1313
East Newton Elementary School
2286 Dixie Rd
ZIP: 30014
(770) 784-2973
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Heard-mixon Elementary School
14110 Highway 36
ZIP: 30014
(770) 784-2980
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Middle Ridge Elementary School
11649 By Pass Rd
ZIP: 30014
(770) 385-6463
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Alcovy High School
14567 Highway 36
ZIP: 30014
(770) 784-4995
High
Total Enrollment 2029
Newton College And Career Academy
144 Ram Dr
ZIP: 30014
(678) 625-6769
Cousins Middle School
8187 Carlton Trl Nw
ZIP: 30014
(770) 786-7311
Middle
Total Enrollment 850
Walnut Grove Elementary School
460 Highway 81 Sw
ZIP: 30014
(770) 784-0023
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
West Newton Elementary School
13387 Brown Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30016
(770) 385-6472
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Fairview Elementary
3325 Fairview Rd
ZIP: 30016
(770) 784-2959
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Oak Hill Elementary School
6243 Highway 212
ZIP: 30016
(770) 385-6906
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Clements Middle School
66 Jack Neely Rd
ZIP: 30016
(770) 784-2934
Middle
Total Enrollment 748
Veterans Memorial Middle School
13357 Brown Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30016
(770) 385-6893
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Livingston Elementary School
3657 Highway 81 S
ZIP: 30016
(770) 784-2930
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Rocky Plains Elementary School
5300 Highway 162 S
ZIP: 30016
(770) 784-4987
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
South Salem Elementary School
5335 Salem Rd
ZIP: 30016
(770) 787-1330
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
Live Oak Elementary
500 Kirkland Rd
ZIP: 30016
(678) 625-6654
Primary
Total Enrollment 1051
Liberty Middle School
5225 Salem Rd
ZIP: 30016
(678) 625-6617
Middle
Total Enrollment 942

Covington Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy
1705 Access Rd
ZIP: 30014
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Jersey Christian School
3429 Monroe Jersey Rd
ZIP: 30014
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Alpha Omega High School And Learning Center
55 Crowell Rd Ste M
ZIP: 30014
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 201
Woodlee's Christian Academy
3915 Highway 162
ZIP: 30016
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
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