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LASR -  Welcome to Covington, Oklahoma

Location: 36.30747 North, 97.58562 West

Zip codes: 73730

Population in 2000 was 553, 1990:was 590 and was 769 in 1970. Number of dwellings: 274

Land area: 1.268 sq. kms. (0.49 sq miles or 313 acres). It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.

Water area: 0 sq.kms.

A small town in Garfield County, North Oklahoma, North of Oklahoma City & 17 miles East South East of Enid, South of Garber, North of Guthrie and West of Perry on U.S. Route 64.

Majority of the population are employed in the oil & natural gas wells, wheat, livestock, poultry or dairy products trades. 

The community was named for John H. Covington, prominent resident

North Central Oklahoma Cactus Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 308 West Main, Covington, Oklahoma. It includes over 1,500 types of rare and exotic cacti and succulents.

As of the census of 2000, there were 553 people, 224 households, and 159 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,373.1 people per square mile (533.8/kmē). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 643.1/sq mi (250.0/kmē). The racial makeup of the town was 93.49% White, 3.98% Native American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 224 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,979, and the median income for a family was $32,222. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $13,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,788. About 10.5% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.



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