Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Covington MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Total 2,412   2,423   -11 15,493  
Gender:              
Male 1,251 51.9% 1,190 49.1% 61 7,362 47.5%
Female 1,161 48.1% 1,233 50.9% -72 8,131 52.5%
Race:              
White alone 1,746 72.4% 1,535 63.4% 211 9,743 62.9%
Black or African American alone 640 26.5% 782 32.3% -142 5,539 35.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0 0.0% 11 0.5% -11 18 0.1%
Asian alone 0 0.0% 11 0.5% -11 12 0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Some other race alone 8 0.3% 8 0.3% 0 0 0.0%
Two or more races 18 0.7% 76 3.1% -58 181 1.2%
Hispanic or Latino and race:              
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 57 2.4% 31 1.3% 26 161 1.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 1,728 71.6% 1,520 62.7% 208 9,721 62.7%
Other race, not Hispanic or Latino 627 26.0% 872 36.0% -245 5,611 36.2%
Age Groups:              
5 to 9 years 202 8.4% 196 8.1% 6 1,346 8.7%
10 to 14 years 179 7.4% 181 7.5% -2 1,436 9.3%
15 to 19 years 152 6.3% 231 9.5% -79 1,392 9.0%
20 to 24 years 277 11.5% 366 15.1% -89 998 6.4%
25 to 29 years 285 11.8% 422 17.4% -137 949 6.1%
30 to 34 years 257 10.7% 208 8.6% 49 1,002 6.5%
35 to 39 years 221 9.2% 140 5.8% 81 1,227 7.9%
40 to 44 years 196 8.1% 145 6.0% 51 1,175 7.6%
45 to 49 years 89 3.7% 195 8.0% -106 1,123 7.2%
50 to 54 years 109 4.5% 121 5.0% -12 940 6.1%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Covington MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Age Groups (continued):              
55 to 59 years 97 4.0% 30 1.2% 67 885 5.7%
60 to 64 years 64 2.7% 18 0.7% 46 798 5.2%
65 to 69 years 88 3.6% 38 1.6% 50 725 4.7%
70 to 74 years 48 2.0% 15 0.6% 33 481 3.1%
75 to 79 years 95 3.9% 28 1.2% 67 469 3.0%
80 to 84 years 33 1.4% 12 0.5% 21 280 1.8%
85 years and over 20 0.8% 77 3.2% -57 267 1.7%
Educational Attainment (Population age 25 years and over):
Less than 9th grade 151 9.4% 96 6.6% 55 1,214 11.8%
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 281 17.5% 307 21.2% -26 2,263 21.9%
High school graduate or equivalency 444 27.7% 459 31.7% -15 3,365 32.6%
Some college, no degree 319 19.9% 274 18.9% 45 1,941 18.8%
Associate degree 98 6.1% 75 5.2% 23 488 4.7%
Bachelor's degree 142 8.9% 142 9.8% 0 692 6.7%
Graduate or professional degree 167 10.4% 96 6.6% 71 358 3.5%
Household Types (HH population age 5 years and over):
Married-couple family HH with children under 18 840 37.5% 760 36.9% 80 5,620 36.5%
Married-couple family HH without children under 18 460 20.5% 280 13.6% 180 3,990 25.9%
Other family households with children under 18 410 18.3% 460 22.3% -50 3,080 20.0%
Other family households without children under 18 190 8.5% 140 6.8% 50 1,070 7.0%
Non-family households 340 15.2% 420 20.4% -80 1,630 10.6%
Household Income in 1999 (HH population age 5 years and over):
Under $25,000 910 40.6% 710 34.5% 200 6,120 39.8%
$25,000 to $49,999 640 28.6% 790 38.3% -150 4,960 32.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 370 16.5% 330 16.0% 40 2,490 16.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 170 7.6% 190 9.2% -20 950 6.2%
$100,000 to $199,999 50 2.2% 40 1.9% 10 550 3.6%
$200,000 or more 100 4.5% 0 0.0% 100 310 2.0%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Covington MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Income of Persons in 1999 (Population age 16 and over):
No income 457 22.6% 333 16.6% 124 1,880 15.1%
less than $4,999 272 13.5% 298 14.8% -26 1,544 12.4%
$5,000 - $9,999 285 14.1% 257 12.8% 28 2,142 17.2%
$10,000 - $14,999 224 11.1% 264 13.1% -40 1,521 12.2%
$15,000 - $19,999 173 8.6% 168 8.3% 5 1,268 10.2%
$20,000 - $24,999 130 6.4% 177 8.8% -47 1,032 8.3%
$25,000 - $34,999 183 9.1% 230 11.4% -47 1,450 11.7%
$35,000 - $49,999 177 8.8% 162 8.1% 15 803 6.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 85 4.2% 85 4.2% 0 510 4.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12 0.6% 36 1.8% -24 99 0.8%
$100,000 and over 22 1.1% 2 0.1% 20 173 1.4%
Labor Force Status (Population age 16 and over):              
Employed 1,097 54.3% 1,134 56.4% -37 6,357 51.2%
Unemployed 105 5.2% 185 9.2% -80 518 4.2%
Armed forces 0 0.0% 18 0.9% -18 4 0.0%
Not in labor force 818 40.5% 675 33.5% 143 5,543 44.6%
Occupation (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Management, professional & related occupations :
Management business and financial 67 6.1% 69 6.1% -2 469 7.4%
Professional and related 286 26.1% 250 22.0% 36 950 14.9%
Service occupations :
Protective service 3 0.3% 34 3.0% -31 83 1.3%
Other service 123 11.2% 168 14.8% -45 773 12.2%
Sales & office occupations :
Sales and related 90 8.2% 156 13.8% -66 531 8.4%
Office and administrative support 99 9.0% 83 7.3% 16 803 12.6%
Farming fishing and forestry occupations 20 1.8% 10 0.9% 10 171 2.7%
Construction, extractions & maintenance occupations :
Construction and extraction 112 10.2% 111 9.8% 1 587 9.2%
Installation maintenance and repair 71 6.5% 66 5.8% 5 317 5.0%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Covington MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Occupation (continued):              
Production, transportation & material moving occupations :
Production 108 9.8% 76 6.7% 32 994 15.6%
Transportation and material moving 118 10.8% 111 9.8% 7 679 10.7%
Industry (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 28 2.6% 23 2.0% 5 330 5.2%
Mining 26 2.4% 15 1.3% 11 110 1.7%
Construction 115 10.5% 118 10.4% -3 664 10.4%
Manufacturing 148 13.5% 97 8.6% 51 1,215 19.1%
Wholesale trade 29 2.6% 27 2.4% 2 280 4.4%
Retail trade 118 10.8% 210 18.5% -92 653 10.3%
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities 58 5.3% 66 5.8% -8 462 7.3%
Information 14 1.3% 29 2.6% -15 60 0.9%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 32 2.9% 53 4.7% -21 210 3.3%
Prof., sci., mgmt, admin. & waste mgmt services 71 6.5% 13 1.1% 58 190 3.0%
Educational, health, and social services 256 23.3% 279 24.6% -23 1,319 20.7%
Arts, ent., rec., accommodation, & food services 47 4.3% 110 9.7% -63 283 4.5%
Other services (except public administration) 112 10.2% 44 3.9% 68 374 5.9%
Public administration 43 3.9% 50 4.4% -7 207 3.3%
Marital Status (Population age 15 and over):              
Now married (except separated) 1,033 50.9% 914 44.7% 119 6,857 53.9%
Widowed 100 4.9% 126 6.2% -26 1,204 9.5%
Divorced 303 14.9% 338 16.5% -35 1,011 8.0%
Separated 56 2.8% 74 3.6% -18 292 2.3%
Never married 539 26.5% 594 29.0% -55 3,347 26.3%
Poverty Status in 1999 (Population for whom determined):              
Family income in 1999 below poverty level 504 22.6% 432 20.7% 72 3,487 22.7%
Family income in 1999 at or above poverty level 1,723 77.4% 1,658 79.3% 65 11,863 77.3%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Covington MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Nativity by Year of Entry:              
Native 2,370 98.3% 2,399 99.0% -29 15,418 99.5%
Foreign born, naturalized citizen: 4 0.2% 11 0.5% -7 27 0.2%
1995-2000 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
1990-1994 0 0.0% 11 0.5% -11 0 0.0%
1980-1989 4 0.2% 0 0.0% 4 7 0.0%
1970-1979 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 5 0.0%
1960-1969 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 7 0.0%
1950-1959 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Before 1950 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 8 0.1%
Foreign born, non-U.S. citizen: 38 1.6% 13 0.5% 25 48 0.3%
1995-2000 12 0.5% 8 0.3% 4 19 0.1%
1990-1994 0 0.0% 5 0.2% -5 0 0.0%
1980-1989 5 0.2% 0 0.0% 5 16 0.1%
1970-1979 7 0.3% 0 0.0% 7 0 0.0%
1960-1969 5 0.2% 0 0.0% 5 0 0.0%
1950-1959 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Before 1950 9 0.4% 0 0.0% 9 13 0.1%
Tenure and Group Quarters:              
Owner-occupied housing unit 1,520 63.0% 1,150 47.5% 370 13,470 86.9%
Renter-occupied housing unit 730 30.3% 910 37.6% -180 1,890 12.2%
Group quarters 160 6.6% 360 14.9% -200 140 0.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Migration DVD, issued October 2003.
Notes: Universe is the population 5 years and over unless otherwise stated. Net migration is equal to in-migration minus out-migration. Non-movers did
not change county of residence, but may have changed housing location within the same county.
Prepared by the Policy Research Institute, The University of Kansas, email: pri@ku.edu