Covington, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Covington, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Covington had a population of 8,926 as of July 1, 2018. Covington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Covington is located at latitude 35.5658 and longitude -89.6481 in Tipton County. 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. Tipton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of Covington (GNIS ID: 2404139) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Covington is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tipton County.

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Covington, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,926
Population in Households 8,705
Population in Familes 7,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density2 776
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $35,825
Average Household Income $51,064
Per Capita Income $19,947


Total Housing Units 3,821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,492 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,844 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $118,726
Average Home Value $169,675


Total Households 3,337
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,185
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% -0.01%
Households -0.25% -0.07%
Families -0.33% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Covington, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 66 85th
Population Density # 132 69th
Diversity Index # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 320 25th
Per Capita Income # 321 25th

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