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Covington, Virginia

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Welcome to Covington ...

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 5,460 people<3> (see below for details).

The city of Covington is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Covington lies within the (504) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 5,961 people.

The population of Covington represents 0.07% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,961 people, the population of Covington decreased 5.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,303 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 5,460 people. This is a decrease of 8.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.37% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Covington ...

While we believe that this Covington is located in , we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Covington. Those communities are located in the following : Alleghany and Goochland County.

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

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

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website:

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 6 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.

Communities near Covington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Clifton Forge   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the East (E) of Covington

Located in Alleghany County

White Sulphur Springs   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Covington

Located in Greenbrier County (WV)

Iron Gate   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Covington

Located in Alleghany County

Low Moor   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Covington

Located in Alleghany County

Selma   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the East (E) of Covington

Located in Alleghany County

Carloover   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Covington

Located in Bath County

Salisbury   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Covington

Located in Botetourt County

Anthony   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the West (W) of Covington

Located in Greenbrier County (WV)

Fincastle   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the South (S) of Covington

Located in Botetourt County

New Castle   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the South (S) of Covington

Located in Craig County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Covington.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 (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 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: 37.7935, Longitude: -79.9939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Covington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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