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Welcome to Covington ...

The city of Covington is located in Saint Tammany Parish and is the Parish Seat for Saint Tammany Parish.

The location of Covington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Covington has a population of 10,463 people<3> (see below for details).

Covington is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Covington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Covington: (985)

The ZIP codes for Covington: 70433-70435<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 8,765 people. This makes Covington the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Covington represents 0.19% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,765 people, the population of Covington increased 3.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,483 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 10,463 people. This is an increase of 19.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.34% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Covington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mandeville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the South (S) of Covington

Ponchatoula   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Covington

Located in Tangipahoa Parish

Folsom   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Covington

Madisonville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Covington

Sun   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Covington

Abita Springs   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Covington

Robert   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Covington

Located in Tangipahoa Parish

Talisheek   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Covington

Bush   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Covington

Lacombe   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Covington

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby 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, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, 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.

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Covington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Covington. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Covington:

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Covington.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Covington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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: 70433, 70434 & 70435.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Covington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Covington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4804, Longitude: -90.1125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Covington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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