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Welcome to Covington ...

The city of Covington is located in Newton County<1> and is the County Seat for Newton County.

When the people of Covington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Covingtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Covington has a population of 14,220 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Covington.

Covington is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Covington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Covington: (470)<5>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP codes for Covington: 30014-30016<6>

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website:   www.cityofcovington.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.newtonchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 14,220 people. This is an increase of 8.4% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 13,118 people (or 13.12% of the total population of Newton County). This makes Covington the county's most populous community.

The population of Covington represents 0.14% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Covington.

Communities Also Named Covington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Covington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Covington.

Communities near Covington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Covington.

  • Stonecrest [DeKalb County]
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    • Stonecrest [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Covington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecrest
  • Milstead [Rockdale County]
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    • Milstead [Rockdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 39,217 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milstead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milstead
  • McDonough [Henry County]
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    • McDonough [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Covington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonough have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDonough<9>
  • Conyers [Rockdale County]
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    • Conyers [Rockdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Covington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,107 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conyers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conyers<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Monroe [Walton County]
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      • Monroe [Walton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Covington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,979 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<9>
    • Loganville [Walton County]
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      • Loganville [Walton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Covington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loganville<9>
    • Centerville [Gwinnett County]
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      • Centerville [Gwinnett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Whitehouse [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Henry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Covington
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Social Circle [Walton County]
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      • Social Circle [Walton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Covington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Social Circle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Social Circle<9>
    • Nicholasville [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholasville
      • Nicholasville [Walton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholasville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Covington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Covington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Covington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Covington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Covington. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Covington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Covington ...

Looking for more information about Covington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Covington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Covington.

Adding Covington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Covington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Covington was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1822.

We also found Covington in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Covington on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Covington: www.cityofcovington.org/

The official website for Newton County: www.co.newton.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Newton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Covington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Covington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Covington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Covington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Covington, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Covington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Covington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Covington includes: 30014, 30015 & 30016.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Covington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Covington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CovingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5968, Longitude: -83.8594    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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