RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Covington, Louisiana

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other LA
Communities

















Welcome to Covington ...

The city of Covington is located in Saint Tammany Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Saint Tammany Parish.

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 10,564 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Covington is near sea level<4>.

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

The area code for Covington: (985)

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

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website:   www.covla.com/new/

Junior League:   www.jlgc.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 10,564 people. This is an increase of 20.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.53% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

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

Adding Covington to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Covington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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.

Communities near Covington ...

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

  • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandeville
    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,475 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandeville<8>
  • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
    • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<8>
  • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
    • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 848 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<8>
  • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abita Springs
      • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abita Springs<8>
    • Lewisburg [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Covington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talisheek
      • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Covington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talisheek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talisheek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talisheek<8>
    • Lacombe [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacombe
      • Lacombe [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Covington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacombe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacombe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacombe<8>
    • Robert [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robert
      • Robert [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Covington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robert have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robert<8>
    • Bush [Saint Tammany Parish]

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 8 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Covington: www.covla.com/new/

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint Tammany, 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>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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 Covington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4754, Longitude: -90.1008    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2021