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Covington is a township in Washington County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Covington. For links to other places called Covington, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Covington is 38.439N. The longitude is -89.422W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 412.
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52% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Covington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Covington was $12,800, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.
The average commute time for Covington workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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