Covington County, Alabama
|Covington County, Alabama|
The Covington County Courthouse in Andalusia
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 17, 1821|
|Named for||Leonard Covington|
|• Total||1,044 sq mi (2,704 km2)|
|• Land||1,030 sq mi (2,668 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.3%|
|• Density||37/sq mi (14/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Covington County, Alabama (briefly Jones County), is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 37,765. Its county seat is Andalusia. Its name is in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland.
Covington County was established on December 17, 1821. The Alabama state legislature changed the name to Jones County on August 6, 1868. Two months later on October 10, 1868, the original name was restored.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,044 square miles (2,700 km2), of which 1,030 square miles (2,700 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.3%) is water. It is drained by the Conecuh and Yellow rivers.
- Butler County and Crenshaw County (north)
- Coffee County and Geneva County (east)
- Walton County, Florida (southeast)
- Okaloosa County, Florida (southwest)
- Escambia County and Conecuh County (west)
National protected area
- Conecuh National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 37,631 people, 15,640 households, and 10,791 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km2). There were 18,578 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 86.2% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. 0.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 15,640 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,336, and the median income for a family was $33,201. Males had a median income of $27,453 versus $19,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,365. About 14.1% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Blue Springs
- Cedar Grove
- Chapel Hill
- Clear Springs
- County Line
- Five Points
- Green Bay
- Harp Point
- Red Oak
- Rose Hill
- Valley of Shiloh
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Covington County, Alabama
- Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in Covington County, Alabama
- Covington County Website
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||Butler County and Crenshaw County|
|Escambia County and Conecuh County||Coffee County and Geneva County|
|Okaloosa County, Florida||Walton County, Florida|