Covington, VA Population

Population: 6,303. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,205 (-1.6% change)
Males: 3,013 (47.8%), Females: 3,290 (52.2%)

Zip code: 24426

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $30,325
Median house value: $52,500

Races in Covington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.6%)
  • Black (13.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (19.3%), German (9.8%), Irish (8.9%), English (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Italian (2.0%).

Land area: 5.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Covington

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2.3% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,043 (-14.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Covington:

  • COLUMBIA ALLEGHENY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LOWMOOR, VA)
  • BATH COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA)
  • POCAHONTAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; BUCKEYE, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Covington:

  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 28 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 33 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 64 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Covington:

  • INGALLS FIELD (about 16 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Abbreviation: HSP)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 50 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: BCB)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 55 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
Amtrak station near Covington:

  • 11 miles: CLIFTON FORGE (400 RIDGEWAY ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 35 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 49 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high schools in Covington:

  • ALLEGHANY HIGH (Students: 822; Location: 210 MOUNTAINEER DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • COVINGTON HIGH (Students: 375; Location: 530 S. LEXINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • JACKSON RIVER TECH CTR (Location: 105 E COUNTRY CLUB LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Covington:

  • CLIFTON MIDDLE (Students: 661; Location: 1000 RIVERVIEW FARM ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MT. VIEW ELEM. (Students: 618; Location: 100 GLEASON DR.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EDGEMONT PRIMARY (Students: 273; Location: 451 W PARK ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • JETER-WATSON INTERMEDIATE (Students: 240; Location: 515 E. PINE STREET; Grades: 04 – 07)
  • CALLAGHAN ELEM (Students: 204; Location: 4018 MIDLAND TRAIL; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BOILING SPRING ELEM (Students: 165; Location: 5403 BOILING SPRING CIRCLE; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Covington:

  • CHARLES P. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $270,687; Location: 406 W. RIVERSIDE STREET; 48,095 books; 1,051 audio materials; 1,179 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)