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Covington, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Covington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tipton County at latitude 35.5642 and longitude -89.6465. Tipton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Covington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Covington, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Covington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Covington (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Covington, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,173
Population in Households 8,952
Population in Familes 7,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density1 803
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 3,468
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,597 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,871 (48.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $104,147
Average Home Value $136,412


Median Household Income $29,449
Average Household Income $44,418
Per Capita Income $17,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.21%
Households 0.42% 0.26%
Families 0.46% 0.07%
Median Household Income   4.39%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Covington, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 86th
Population Density1 # 122 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 23 95th
Median Household Income # 362 16th
Per Capita Income # 334 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.