Covington, TN Population

Population: 8,463. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,018 (+6.6% change)
Males: 3,735 (44.1%), Females: 4,728 (55.9%)

Tipton County

Zip code: 38019

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $24,684
Median house value: $76,100

Races in Covington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.2%)
  • Black (46.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (9.4%), Irish (5.3%), German (4.2%), English (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.3%).

Elevation: 339 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Covington

  • High school or higher: 65.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+4.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Covington:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TIPTON (1995 HWY 51 S BOX 737)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Covington:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAUDERDALE (about 17 miles; RIPLEY, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-BROWNSVILLE HOSP (about 27 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TN)
  • LAKESIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (about 27 miles; MEMPHIS, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Covington:

  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 22 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: NQA)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 43 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Abbreviation: MEM)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 52 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Covington:

  • COVINGTON MUNI (about 5 miles; COVINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: M04)
  • OSCEOLA MUNI (about 26 miles; OSCEOLA, AR; Abbreviation: 7M4)
  • CHARLES W. BAKER (about 28 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: 2M8)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Covington:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT COVINGTON (Full-time enrollment: 181; Location: 1600 Hwy 51 South; Public; Website: www.covington.tec.tn.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 30 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 34 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 34 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 34 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,842)

Schools

Public high school in Covington:

  • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 869; Location: 803 S COLLEGE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Covington:

  • CRESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,041; Location: 151 MARK A WALKER BL; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CRESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 916; Location: 201 MARK A WALKER BL; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • COVINGTON INTEGRATED ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 773; Location: 760 BERT JOHNSTON AV; Grades: KG – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Covington:

  • HELICON TEEN LEARNLING CENTER (Students: 27; Location: 110 WEST LIBERTY; Grades: 7 – 10)

Libraries

Library in Covington:

  • TIPTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $132,505; Location: 300 WEST CHURCH STREET; 41,299 books; 821 audio materials; 696 video materials; 55 serial subscriptions)

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