Covington, LA

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Population

9,925

2.06% growth

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$57,438

3.08% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

4,173

0.167% decline

Median Property Value

$210,300

1.11% growth

About

In 2017, Covington, LA had a population of 9.93k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $57,438. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Covington, LA grew from 9,725 to 9,925, a 2.06% increase and its median household income grew from $55,721 to $57,438, a 3.08% increase.

The population of Covington, LA is 72.5% White Alone, 20% Black or African American Alone, and 4.01% Hispanic or Latino. 6.23% of the people in Covington, LA speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Covington, LA are Aveda Institute-Covington (1,464 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Covington, LA is $210,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Covington, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Covington, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Covington, LA employs 4.17k people. The largest industries in Covington, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), Accommodation & Food Services (550 people), and Retail Trade (484 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,194), Information ($101,442), and Manufacturing ($86,121).

Median household income in Covington, LA is $57,438. Males in Covington, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Covington, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,438

2017 value

± $11,963

3.08%

1 Year Growth

± 25.2%

Households in Covington, LA have a median annual income of $57,438, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,721 in 2016, which represents a 3.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Covington, LA made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Covington, LA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Covington, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 406.01

  2. Census Tract 404

  3. Census Tract 406.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Covington, LA was Census Tract 406.01 with a value of $95,000, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 406.05, with respective values of $85,213 and $67,708.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Covington, LA (1.15k out of 8.79k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    583 ± 192

  2. Black

    486 ± 175

  3. Hispanic

    69 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Covington, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.17k

2017 Value

± 438

-0.167%

1 Year decline

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Covington, LA declined at a rate of -0.167%, from 4.18k employees to 4.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Covington, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (566 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (542 people), and Management Occupations (395 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Covington, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Covington, LA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (566 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (542 people), and Management Occupations (395 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Covington, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.57 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Covington, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($133,098), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($122,083), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($120,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.17k

2017 Value

± 438

-0.167%

1 Year decline

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Covington, LA declined at a rate of -0.167%, from 4.18k employees to 4.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Covington, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), Accommodation & Food Services (550 people), and Retail Trade (484 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Covington, LA, though some of these residents may live in Covington, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Covington, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), Accommodation & Food Services (550 people), and Retail Trade (484 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Covington, LA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.73 times higher than expected), Construction (1.44 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Covington, LA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,194), Information ($101,442), and Manufacturing ($86,121).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $38B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.7% of the population of Covington, LA has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.878% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Covington, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Covington, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

40.5%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

0.878%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Covington, LA declined by 15.5% from 12.2% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Covington, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Covington, LA is home to a population of 9.93k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.23% of Covington, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Covington, LA is composed of 7.19k White Alone residents (72.5%), 1.98k Black or African American Alone residents (20%), 398 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.01%), 209 Two or More Races residents (2.11%), 141 Asian Alone residents (1.42%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Covington, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (301 speakers), Chinese (100 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (61 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Covington, LA was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Covington, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Covington, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.23% of Covington, LA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Covington, LA was 3.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Covington, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Covington, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Covington, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Covington, LA was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.19k ± 399

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.98k ± 279

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    398 ± 162

In 2017, there were 3.63 times more White Alone residents (7.19k people) in Covington, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.98k Black or African American Alone and 398 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Covington, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    301 speakers (3.49%)

  2. Chinese

    100 speakers (1.16%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    61 speakers (0.708%)

6.23% of Covington, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Covington, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.49% of the overall population of Covington, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.16% speak Chinese and 0.708% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    131 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    105 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    26 ± 27

Covington, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Covington, LA awarded 1,464 degrees. The student population of Covington, LA is skewed towards women, with 105 male students and 2,310 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Covington, LA are White (812 and 55.5%), followed by Black or African American (340 and 23.3%), Hispanic or Latino (192 and 13.1%), and Unknown (51 and 3.49%).

The largest universities in Covington, LA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Covington (1,464 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Covington, LA are General Cosmetology (959 and 65.5%) and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (505 and 34.5%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 959 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Covington, LA was General Cosmetology with 959 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Covington, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,464 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Covington, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aveda Institute-Covington with 1,464 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

67

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,397

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 67 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Covington, LA, which is 0.048 times less than the 1,397 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    812 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    340 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    192 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Covington, LA were to White students. These 812 degrees mean that there were 2.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 340 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Covington, LA was $210,300 in 2017, which is 0.966 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $208,000 to $210,300, a 1.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Covington, LA is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Covington, LA have an average commute time of 25.1 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.

Income

Household Income

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$57,438

Median Household Income

± $11,963

3.71k

Number of Households

± 388

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.71k households in Covington, LA grew to $57,438 from the previous year's value of $55,721.

The following chart displays the households in Covington, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$210,300

2017 Median

± $10,166

$208,000

2016 Median

± $12,901

In 2017, the median property value in Covington, LA grew to to $210,300 from the previous year's value of $208,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Covington, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Covington, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Covington, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Covington, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

63%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Covington, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Covington, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Covington, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Covington, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Covington, LA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.14% of the workforce in Covington, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.5%

  2. Carpooled

    15.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Covington, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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