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Overview

Introduction to Covington, Louisiana

Covington, Louisiana, in St Tammany county, is 34 miles N of Metairie, Louisiana (center to center) and 36 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Covington History

The earliest known settlement in Covington was in 1800 by the Europeans. John Wharton Collins had set up a town called Wharton in the year 1813. The city was named Covington after General Leonard Covington, who was a protagonist of the War of 1812. The railroad came to Covington in 1888. Many people working in New Orleans started living in Covington in the late 20th century.

Covington and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Pike State Historic Site
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Audubon Zoo
  • Preservation Hall

Things To Do In Covington

Visitors to Covington may visit the Audubon Zoo. One can also enjoy leisure hours at the Bogue Falaya Park, Tyler Square, and Bogue Falaya Park. Covington Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, and Christ Episcopal Church are some of the local churches that the tourists can visit.

Covington Transportation

International flights can be availed from Stennis International Airport.

Covington Higher Education

Delta College, Aveda Institute, and Saint Joseph Seminary College are the local educational institutions in Covington.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,725
Male Share of the Population52.3%
Female Share of the Population47.7%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+4,103
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,694
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,156
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,254
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$855
Median House Value$208,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.7%
German17.4%
French Except Basque17.1%
Irish13.6%
English7.9%
Italian7.8%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1%
Canadian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
African0.1%
Basque0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Covington Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Tammany Parish
Standard Zip Codes70433, 70435
P.O. Box Zip Codes70434
Phone Area Codes985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.47
Approximate Longitude-90.11

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 4 NNW
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 62 F
Apr Temp55 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.5 inches
StationHAMMOND 5 E
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 62 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip64 inches
StationPICAYUNE
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abita Springs2,477$81,250
Folsom885$46,333
Madisonville769$96,875
Mandeville12,244$85,382
Ponchatoula6,944$52,866
Sun312$50,500

Covington Public Libraries

St. Tammany Parish Library
310 WEST 21ST AVENUE
Covington, Louisiana
(985) 871-1219

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Covington Hospitals

Northshore Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
20050 Crestwood Blvd
(985) 875-7525
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
(985) 867-3800
Regency Hospital Of Covington
(Proprietary)
195 Highland Park Entrance
(985) 867-3977
Greenbrier Hospital
(Proprietary)
201 Greenbriar Blvd
(985) 893-2970
Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
67252 Industry Ln
(985) 809-9888
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1202 S Tyler St
(985) 898-4000

Covington Public Schools

Covington Elementary School
325 South Jackson Street
ZIP: 70433
(985) 892-4311
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Covington High School
73030 Lion Drive
ZIP: 70433
(985) 892-3422
High
Total Enrollment 1561
E. E. Lyon Elementary School
1615 North Florida Street
ZIP: 70433
(985) 892-0869
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Cntr.
28528 Highway 190
ZIP: 70433
(985) 893-6292
Other
Total Enrollment 65
Pine View Middle School
1200 West 27th Avenue
ZIP: 70433
(985) 892-6204
Middle
Total Enrollment 643
William Pitcher Junior High School
415 South Jefferson Avenue
ZIP: 70433
(985) 892-3021
Middle
Total Enrollment 321
Lee Road Junior High School
79131 Highway 40
ZIP: 70435
(985) 892-3636
Primary
Total Enrollment 800

Covington Private Schools

Archbishop Hannan High School
71324 Highway 1077
ZIP: 70433
Secondary
Total Enrollment 309
Christ Episcopal School
80 Christwood Blvd
ZIP: 70433
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 493
Covington Montessori School
116 N Monroe St
ZIP: 70433
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Kehoe - France Northshore
25 Patricia Dr
ZIP: 70433
Elementary
Total Enrollment 226
Northlake Christian School
70104 Wolverine Dr
ZIP: 70433
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 621
St Pauls School
917 S Jahncke Ave
ZIP: 70433
Secondary
Total Enrollment 865
St Peter Elementary School
130 E Temperance St
ZIP: 70433
Elementary
Total Enrollment 688
St Scholastica Academy
122 S Massachusetts
ZIP: 70433
Secondary
Total Enrollment 692
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