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Overview

Introduction to Covington, States

Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton county, is 36 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Memphis metropolitan area with.

Covington History

Covington is the county seat of Tipton County. The Paducah and Memphis railroad first entered the area in 1873. In 1882, a telegraph line was opened between Covington and Memphis. The city was connected to electricity in the year 1894. It is believed that the city was named in honor of General Leonard Wales Covington, an American officer during the war of 1812.

Covington and nearby Attractions

  • Tipton County Museum
  • Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Alex Haley House Museum
  • Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village
  • Fort Pillow State Park
  • Rose Garden

Things To Do In Covington

The Cobb Memorial Park, Shelton Park, Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and Fort Pillow State Park that offer a host of facilities for recreation. One can also visit the Tipton County Museum, the Alex Haley House Museumn or the Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village from Covington. The city celebrates the Heritage Day Festival every September.

Covington Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Covington Higher Education

Tennessee Technology Center at Covington is the local institution offering courses in higher studies. Other nearby institutions include the University of Memphis, Union University and Jackson State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,016
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+3,689
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married31.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13%
Median Earnings25+$26,892
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,800
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,957

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,829
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$651
Median House Value$98,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.5%
Irish7.5%
German5.9%
English3.9%
Polish1.4%
Italian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
French Except Basque1%
African0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Russian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Covington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tipton County
Standard Zip Codes38019
Phone Area Codes731,901
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.56
Approximate Longitude-89.64

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 1 W
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches
StationRIPLEY
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationKEISER
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atoka8,917$88,000
Brighton2,931$62,344
Burlison354$56,250
Gilt Edge513$52,500
Henning866$28,194
Mason1,191$34,875

Covington Public Libraries

Tipton County Public Library
3149 HIGHWAY 52S BLDG.C
Covington, Tennessee
(901) 476-8289

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Covington Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton
(Non-profit)
1995 Highway 51 S
(901) 476-2621

Covington Public Schools

Austin Peay Elementary School
474 Academic Dr
ZIP: 38019
(901) 475-5121
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Covington High School
803 South College
ZIP: 38019
(901) 475-5853
High
Total Enrollment 790
Covington Integrated Arts Academy
760 Bert Johnston Av
ZIP: 38019
(901) 476-1444
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Crestview Elementary
151 Mark A. Walker Bl
ZIP: 38019
(901) 475-5925
Primary
Total Enrollment 980
Crestview Middle School
201 Mark A. Walker Bl
ZIP: 38019
(901) 475-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 555
Tipton County Alternative Learning Center
800 Bert Johnston Av
ZIP: 38019
(901) 475-3502
Other
Total Enrollment 66

Covington Private Schools

Tipton Christian Academy
2105 Highway 59 S
ZIP: 38019
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
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