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

The community of Collins is the Seat for Covington County.

Covington County was founded in 1819. Covington was created by taking area from Lawrence and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Covington had a population of 20,544 people. This is an increase of 5.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 19,407 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Covington represented 0.68% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 51st most populous county (out of 82 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,568+0.83%-4.75% since 2009
200920,544+5.86%+0.27% since 2008
200820,489+5.58%+0.92% since 2007
200720,302+4.61% 
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200019,407The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Covington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Covington County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Collins   2,8612,6836.63% increase  
Mount Olive   99589311.42% increase  
Seminary   3503354.48% increase  

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<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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