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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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 New Orleans with a population of 9,925. Covington is in St. Tammany Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in Covington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Covington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Covington are above average.
About Covington...
Population
9,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$832
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    246
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    255.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,939.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Covington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,438
National
$55,322
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Covington Reviews

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I love this little conservative town! Like days gone by, boasting beautiful old historic homes, fine restaurants and lots of free entertainment . A close little community and really safe. It's low crime adds to the desire of many to live here. Outside of being a bit crowded and traffic being difficult I totally rate it an AAA+ so keep it a secret and encourage others to NOT MOVE HERE...lol It honestly is a very expensive little city, so do look elsewhere for affordable hous.....lol
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My experience in Covington is wonderful. I live in a very diverse area. People here are friendly. There are a lot of opportunities for employment. The cost of living and property taxes are very expense. Public schools are good, where children can go to get a quality education. There are health and wellness business, where you can go to be physically active. The city has good hospital and physician. I really like the community and I’m looking forward to see more growth and development. This community has grown tremendously. There are many growing business in the area. New homes are being built and the population is growing at a consistent rate. I would like to see the area get more affordable, however I’m pleased with overall projection of the community.
A quiet, but not-too-secluded town with plenty to do and plenty of sights to see. The roads, buildings and parks are well-maintained (including those in historic downtown Covington), lending the town a clean and comfortable feel.

Compared to neighboring towns, the population isn't nearly as diverse- mostly older Caucasian folks- but that doesn't mean they're not friendly and welcoming. Walking through the shops or down the streets, you're often greeted with a smile by passerby. Truly a wonderful place to live!