Demographics

People

Total Population5,582
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens21.5%
Employed Population 16+2,437
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,346
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,981
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,697

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,442
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$598
Median House Value$74,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
German9.1%
Irish7.5%
English6.8%
Austrian1.1%
Italian1.1%
Polish0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Bahamian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Covington Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyAlleghany County
Standard Zip Codes24426
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.77
Approximate 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)

StationCOVINGTON FILTER PLANT
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 43 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationGATHRIGHT DAM
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationBUCHANAN
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buchanan1,179$68,125
Clifton Forge3,603$46,429
Fincastle411$59,375
Iron Gate262$44,375
New Castle187$65,313

Covington Public Libraries

Alleghany Highlands Regional Library
406 W. RIVERSIDE STREET
Covington, Virginia
(540) 962-3321

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Covington Hospitals

Alleghany Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
1 Arh Lane
(540) 862-6011

Covington Public Schools

Alleghany High
210 Mountaineer Drive
ZIP: 24426
(540) 863-1700
High
Total Enrollment 840
Callaghan Elem
4050 Midland Trail
ZIP: 24426
(540) 965-1810
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Clifton Middle
1000 Riverview Farm Road
ZIP: 24426
(540) 863-1726
Middle
Total Enrollment 531
Covington High
606 S. Lexington Avenue
ZIP: 24426
(540) 965-1410
High
Total Enrollment 335
Edgemont Primary
574 West Indian Valley Road
ZIP: 24426
(540) 965-1420
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Jackson River Tech Ctr
105 E Country Club Lane
ZIP: 24426
(540) 862-1308
Jeter-watson Intermediate
560 West Indian Valley Road
ZIP: 24426
(540) 965-1430
Middle
Total Enrollment 283
Mt View Elem
100 Gleason Dr.
ZIP: 24426
(540) 863-1737
Primary
Total Enrollment 548

Covington Private Schools

Boys Home
414 Boys Home Rd
ZIP: 24426
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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