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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.

People

Total Population 9,350
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,931
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,003
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,964
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,897

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,313
% Above Poverty Level 81.6%
% Below Poverty Level 18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $845
Median House Value $211,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 13.3%

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

Covington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Metairie, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Tammany
Metro Area New Orleans
Standard Zip Codes 70433, 70435
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70434
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.475
Longitude -90.1

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 4 NNW
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 62 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.5 inches
Station HAMMOND 5 E
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
Station PICAYUNE
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Covington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Riverwood (70433)

Saint Gertrude (70433)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abita Springs 2,529 $81,100
Folsom 697 $47,857
Madisonville 756 $99,375
Mandeville 12,187 $94,355
Ponchatoula 6,845 $58,274
Sun 323 $39,688

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

Covington Public Libraries

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

FAIRWAY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
67252 INDUSTRY LANE
(985) 809-9888
Emergency Service: No

LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
95 EAST FAIRWAY CENTER DRIVE
(985) 867-3800
Emergency Service: Yes

ST TAMMANY PARISH HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1202 S TYLER
(985) 898-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Covington High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
73030 LION DRIVE
985-892-3422
Serves 1,590 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

FLORIDA PARISHES JUVENILE DETENTION CNTR.
28528 HIGHWAY 190
985-893-6292
A Non-traditional School
Serves 85 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.3

COVINGTON PATHWAYS SCHOOL
801 NORTH TYLER STREET
985-898-3314
A Special Education School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.2

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