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Covington, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Covington had a population of 15,545 as of July 1, 2020. Covington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Covington is located at latitude 33.5968 and longitude -83.8602 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Covington encompass a land area of 15.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The City of Covington (GNIS ID: 2404140) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Covington is located within Covington-Porterdale Division of Newton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Covington: Newtonsboro, Newtonsborough.


Covington, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 15,545 (100%)
Population in Households 15,015 (96.6%)
Population in Families 12,212 (78.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 530 ( 3.4%)
Population Density 988
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $43,025
Average Household Income $59,628
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $21,561
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,392 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,270 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 747 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $168,543
Average Home Value $228,155
Housing Affordability Index3 156


Total Households 5,662
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 3,716
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.57% 1.75%
Households 1.59% 1.74%
Families 1.78% 1.66%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   2.3%


Covington, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 80 87th
Population Density # 158 75th
Median Household Income # 311 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 137 22nd
Per Capita Income # 329 48th
Diversity Index # 132 79th

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