Covington County, Mississippi

Covington County: County in Mississippi, United States


Covington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,568 and a population density of 18 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 18,518 inhabitants. Its county seat is Collins. The county was created 204 years ago in 1818.

Covington County locator map
Location of Covington County on Mississippi map.

Quick Facts about Covington County

Population : 18,518 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Different from : Covington, Covington County
Area : 1075 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Leonard Covington
Capital : Collins
Establishment : January 01, 1819
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:21:36 (27th September 2023)
Density : 17 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.67% (2010-2020)
Weather : 91℉ Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms 7-days weather
Covington County Courthouse image
Covington County Courthouse
Covington County Courthouse image


Covington County is located at 31°37'60"N 89°33'9"W (31.6332200, -89.5526300). It has 5 neighbors: Forrest County, Jefferson Davis County, Lamar County, Simpson County and Smith County.

Covington County map

The largest city of Covington County is Collins with a population of 2,417. Other cities include and Union population 1,876. See all Covington County cities & populated places.

Covington County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Covington County.

City Name Population Title
Collins 2,417 City in Covington County, Mississippi, United States
Union 1,876 County in Mississippi, United States
Seminary 284 Town in Mississippi, United States


Covington County forecast: A slight chance of thunderstorms and a slight chance of rain after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Covington County has 5 neighbours.

  • Collins


According to census records, the population of Covington County decreased by 5.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1820 2,230 - census
1830 2,551 12.58% census
1840 2,717 6.11% census
1850 3,338 18.6% estimation process
1860 4,408 24.27% estimation process
1870 4,753 7.26% census
1880 5,993 20.69% census
1890 8,299 27.79% census
1900 13,076 36.53% census
1910 16,909 22.67% census
2010 19,568 13.59% census
2011 19,485 -0.43% estimation process
2012 19,443 -0.22% estimation process
2013 19,208 -1.22% estimation process
2014 19,151 -0.3% estimation process
2015 19,243 0.48% estimation process
2016 19,174 -0.36% estimation process
2017 19,014 -0.84% estimation process
2018 18,825 -1% estimation process
2019 18,636 -1.01% estimation process
2020 18,518 -0.64% estimation process

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People born in Covington County (4)

People born in Covington County, including politician Hiram R. Lott, Arthur Thomas Watts, Ernest Duff, .


  • Leland L. Speed (former mayor of Jackson, Mississippi) he was born in 01/01/1899

Other places with the same name (2)

Mississippi Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Hinds County 227,966 County in Mississippi, United States
Harrison County 208,801 County in Mississippi, United States
De Soto County 173,323 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson 157,821 The capital and most populous city of Mississippi.
Rankin County 155,975 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson County 143,802 County in Mississippi, United States
Madison County 106,871 County in Mississippi, United States
Lee County 85,466 County in Mississippi, United States
Forrest County 75,009 County in Mississippi, United States
Lauderdale County 73,751 County in Mississippi, United States
Gulfport 71,438 The second most populous city in Harrison County, Mississippi.
West Gulfport 71,329 A census-designated place in Harrison County, Mississippi.
Jones County 67,993 County in South Dakota, United States
Lamar County 64,165 County in Mississippi, United States
Auburn 60,258 The most populous city in Lee County, Mississippi.
Lowndes County 58,309 County in Mississippi, United States