About Covington

Community Description

Covington is located in the northeast corner of Wyoming County. It is bordered by Genesee County to the north, Livingston County to the east, the Town of Middlebury to the west and the Town of Perry to the South. New York State Routes 19, 246 and 63 all pass through the Town of Covington.

Dates of Settlement and Incorporation
The Town of Covington was first settled in 1806. It was incorporated in 1817.

Notable Facts
The Town of Covington was home to one of Wyoming County’s early salt companies, the Pearl Salt Company. Dairy farming is the predominate agriculture followed by some wheat, corn and vegetable growing. Covington is home to Markin Tubing, D and M Precision (tool and die makers), Dumbleton’s Used Auto Parts, Johnson Space Center, M & T Trucking, Agrifab and Repair and Wellman Service.

Population Trends

Between 1980 and 2000, the population of the Town of Covington increased 25% from 1,075 to 1,357. It is projected that Covington will grow another 1.5% in the next forth year. (G/FLRPC, 2003)

Demographics: (Census 2010)

  • Population: 1253
  • Sex Ratio:  male 51%  Female 49%
  • Median Age: 46
  • Median Household Income:  $57,200
  • Families Below Poverty Line: 7.3%
  • Housing Units: 531
  • Median Housing Value:   $110,000
  • Total Town Assessment (2016): $73,183,393
  • Total Town Assessment (2015): $80,230,276
  • Avg Drive time to Work:  24.1 minutes
  • Military Veterans: 7%
  • Education:  HS 90.7%
  • Bachelor’s: 17.4%

Public Safety

  • Police Departments: Wyoming County Sheriffs Department, NYS Police
  • Fire Departments: Pavilion Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Service, Wyoming Hook and Ladder, Perry Center Fire Department
  • Emergency Medical Services: Monroe Ambulance (through Wyoming County Community Hospital)
  • Nearby Medical Facilities: Wyoming County Community Hospital

Landscape Features

Rolling hills dominated by agriculture define the topography of Covington.

Oatka Creek

The Town of Covington lies within a three watersheds, though the majority is in the Oatka Creek watershed. The southeast corner of the town lies within the Beards Creek watershed and a small part of the northeast corner is in the Canaseraga Creek to Oatka Creek watershed.


  • Square Miles: 26.1
  • Acres: 16,704

School Districts

  • Pavilion CSD
  • Wyoming CSD
  • Perry CSD


  • Electricity: National Grid
  • Natural Gas:
  • Telephone: Frontier, Verizon
  • Water Supply: Water District #2
  • Waste Water:

Natural, Cultural, & Historic Resources

  • Parks/Preserves: None
  • Historic and Cultural Resources: Pratt Truss Bridge