Covington, Indiana

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Covington
City
Covington town square
Covington town square
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Covington is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Covington
Covington
Covington's location in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°08′26″N 87°23′35″W / 40.14056°N 87.39306°W / 40.14056; -87.39306Coordinates: 40°08′26″N 87°23′35″W / 40.14056°N 87.39306°W / 40.14056; -87.39306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Township Troy
Government
 • Mayor Bradley D. Crain (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
 • Land 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,645
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,634
 • Density 2,241.5/sq mi (865.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47932
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-15490[4]
GNIS feature ID 0433050[5]

Covington is a city in and the county seat of Fountain County, Indiana, United States.[6] The population was 2,645 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Map of Covington from 1876 atlas

Fountain County was formed on April 1, 1826. Later that year, the county seat was established at Covington, and a two-story frame courthouse was built in 1827. The location of the county seat was a point of contention for some years, as Covington was not centrally located in the county. In 1831 an act was passed that called for the relocation of the county seat, but after further discussion it was decided that it should remain where it was. Eventually the coming of the railroads helped to alleviate the geographical concern. A brick courthouse was completed in 1833.[7]

Geography[edit]

Map of Covington

Covington is located at 40°8′26″N 87°23′35″W / 40.14056°N 87.39306°W / 40.14056; -87.39306 (40.140518, -87.393106).[8] It lies in the west part of Fountain County along the Wabash River, where U.S. Route 136 crosses the river. Interstate 74 passes about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the south of the city.

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 1.18 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,645 people, 1,120 households, and 712 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,241.5 inhabitants per square mile (865.4 /km2). There were 1,197 housing units at an average density of 1,014.4 per square mile (391.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,120 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,565 people, 1,092 households, and 714 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,196.1 people per square mile (846.5/km²). There were 1,175 housing units at an average density of 1,006.0 per square mile (387.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.75% White, 0.04% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 1,092 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,432, and the median income for a family was $48,792. Males had a median income of $32,313 versus $24,079 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,776. About 3.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Covington Community School Corporation consists of one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school, all located within Covington.[9]

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 74 passes by the south edge of Covington, traveling east toward Indianapolis, Indiana, and west toward Champaign, Illinois. U.S. Route 136 passes through the middle of town, traveling west toward Danville, Illinois, and east toward Veedersburg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Clifton 1913, p. 63–65.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Covington Community School Corporation". Retrieved 2012-07-04. 

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