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1.18% growth
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10.6% decline
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8.77% decline
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3.69% growth


The economy of Covington, GA employs 5,349 people. The economy of Covington, GA is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Construction; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.02; 1.45; and 1.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Covington, GA are Retail trade (750), Manufacturing (730), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (664), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($65,496), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,121), and Finance & Insurance ($40,250).

Median household income in Covington, GA is $32,793. Males in Covington, GA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,038. The income inequality of Covington, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.426 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Covington, GA. In Newton County, GA 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 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,389. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Covington, GA is from the county of Newton County, GA.

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Covington, GA is home to a population of 13,667 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Covington, GA is composed of 6,623 Black residents (48.5%), 5,917 White residents (43.3%), 831 Hispanic residents (6.08%), 161 Asian residents (1.18%), and 130 Two+ residents (0.95%). The most common foreign languages in Covington, GA are Spanish (679 speakers), Vietnamese (68 speakers), and Portuguese (32 speakers), but compared to other places, Covington, GA has a relative high number of Urdu (24 speakers), Portuguese (32 speakers), and Vietnamese (68 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA awarded 791 degrees. The student population of Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA is skewed towards females, with 227 male students and 564 female students. Most students in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA are White (317 and 40.1%), followed by Black or African American (176 and 22.3%), Asian (132 and 16.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (43 and 5.44%). The largest universities in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA by number of graduates are Emory University-Oxford College (465 and 58.8%), Georgia Career Institute (326 and 41.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (465 and 58.8%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA 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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The median property value in Covington, GA is $115,200, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $111,100 to $115,200, a 3.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Covington, GA is 40.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Covington, GA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Covington, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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