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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Covington is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 13,728. Covington is in Newton County. Living in Covington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Covington there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Covington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Covington are above average.
About Covington...
Population
13,728

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Covington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    28.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    148.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    630.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,779.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    347
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Covington

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,959
National
$55,322
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Covington Reviews

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I love this town! I’ve been here for about five years and people are (mostly) very kind! The schools are good, shopping is always easy, and the city has a fairly reliable government! The police and fire department are also very active in community relations building strong bonds between citizens and emergency services! It’s a small town but I’m always meeting people new! Also a small tourist town but they’re pretty nice! All and all great place to live!
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Covington was a small town that thinks it is still a small town. There are many new businesses cropping up due to the movie industry here and in Atlanta. There are plenty of small suburbs with houses to rent or buy but there is not much of a night-life (small town) and many of the higher paying jobs will be in Atlanta which means a commute time of 30+ minutes depending on traffic and where in Atlanta you'd have to travel. Many conservative and christian folks from what I've observed. Also, there is no public transit down here so having transportation is a must since things are more spread out and there aren't many sidewalks available.
The town of Covington is a definite 0kus, and is showing positive growth and development. The county us a bit of a disappointment though. Self serving politicians have allowed unbridled growth without adequate planning for infrastructure. Traffic issues, road issues, and developmental planning are short term with no plan or action to support the growth and development.

School system is seriously lacking. Again, politics have a strong influence and impact on student achievemeny and schools.