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Covington is in Saint Tammany Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for Gen. Leonard Covington
The latitude of Covington is 30.475N. The longitude is -90.1W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,769.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Covington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Tammany Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70435 ZIP code.
14% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $21,438, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Covington include Division of St. John Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.
Libraries in Covington include Lee Road Branch, Saint Tammany Parish Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Covington include Covington News Banner
Saint Tammany Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.
Covington restaurants taking online reservations include Annadele's Plantation, Dakota Restaurant ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Covington workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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