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The 2000 Census showed that Covington County had a population of 37,631 people. This represented 0.85% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Covington had a population of 36,678 people. This is a decrease of 2.53% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,765+0.36%+2.96% since 2009
200836,646-2.62%-0.43% since 2007
200736,804-2.2%+0.24% since 2006
200636,717-2.43%+0.34% since 2005
200536,594-2.76%+0.75% since 2004
200436,322-3.48%-0.47% since 2003
200336,495-3.02%-0.45% since 2002
200236,661-2.58%-0.75% since 2001
200136,939-1.84%-1.84% since 2000
200037,631The Last Census

Covington County had 18,578 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Covington County has a total area<3> of 1,043 square miles [2,703 km²]. Of this total, 1,033 square miles [2,677 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (10.05 square miles [26.02 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Covington County had a population density of 36.4 people per square mile [14.05 people/km²], making it the state's 43rd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Covington County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Covington and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Covington County QuickFact (QF-01039).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Covington County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ButlerQF-01013   NW19,96421,399-6.71%
CoffeeQF-01031   E48,63543,61511.51%
ConecuhQF-01035   W12,93114,089-8.22%
CrenshawQF-01041   N13,78113,6650.85%
EscambiaQF-01053   W37,43438,440-2.62%
GenevaQF-01061   E25,96125,7640.76%
Okaloosa (FL)QF-12091   S178,473170,4984.68%
Walton (FL)QF-12131   S55,10540,60135.72%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Covington. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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