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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.


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Median household income
Local
$36,949
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Covington demographic reports
Covington is on the Bogue Falaya River
19th-century resort
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Dead Man Walking"
Well-known residents have included:
· Walker Percy, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include PJ?s Coffee
Nearby parks & recreation: Bogue Falaya Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

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Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.


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Libraries in Covington include Lee Road Branch, Saint Tammany Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Covington include Covington News Banner

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Saint Tammany Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.

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Covington restaurants taking online reservations include Annadele's Plantation, Dakota Restaurant ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Covington workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Covington include Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott - Covington, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Covington, Homewood Suites, Super 8.

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