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4.01% growth
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Median Household Income
13.4% growth
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3.44% growth
Median Property Value
1.65% decline

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The economy of Covington, LA employs 4,180 people. The economy of Covington, LA is specialized in Construction; Accommodation & Food Service; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 1.88; 1.78; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Covington, LA are Accommodation & Food Service (599), Healthcare & Social Assistance (557), and Retail trade (496), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($67,125), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($46,389), and Educational Services ($43,542).

Median household income in Covington, LA is $55,721. Males in Covington, LA have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,134. The income inequality of Covington, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Covington, LA. In St. Tammany Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,240. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Covington, LA is from the county of St. Tammany Parish, LA.

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Covington, LA is home to a population of 9,725 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Covington, LA is composed of 6,744 White residents (69.3%), 2,178 Black residents (22.4%), 502 Hispanic residents (5.16%), 173 Two+ residents (1.78%), and 128 Asian residents (1.32%). The most common foreign languages in Covington, LA are Spanish (301 speakers), Chinese (100 speakers), and French (61 speakers), but compared to other places, Covington, LA has a relative high number of French (61 speakers), Chinese (100 speakers), and Tagalog (42 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Covington, LA awarded 2,049 degrees. The student population of Covington, LA is skewed towards females, with 76 male students and 1,973 female students. Most students in Covington, LA are White (1,217 and 59.4%), followed by Black or African American (437 and 21.3%), Hispanic or Latino (204 and 10%), and Unknown (102 and 4.98%). The largest universities in Covington, LA by number of graduates are Aveda Institute-Covington (2,049 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Covington, LA are General Cosmetology (1,355 and 66.1%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Covington, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Covington, LA is $208,000, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $211,500 to $208,000, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Covington, LA is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Covington, LA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Covington, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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