Covert Michigan Real Estate
Covert, Michigan is a well-populated and widespread civil township located in Van Buren County. Covert has as rich of an ethnic mix as it always has with its own history of acceptance and integration which separate it not only from its surrounding geography, but from the entire nation, as well.
Covert, MI Geography
Covert Michigan covers 35 square feet of land and is not compromised of any bodies of water. Its earth is mostly comprised of sand and clay, making it a prime agricultural region for wheat and corn.
Covert, MI Demographics
Covert is home to approximately 3,150 people. Out of about 1,120 households about 68% (765) are families consisting of both adults and children. The population of males and females is very close, with males in the lead by only 1%. Caucasians represent only 51.1% of the Covert population and are followed next by African Americans – representing 35.24% of the population. Hispanic and Latino ethnicities are next at 15.22%. A variety of other races (not White, African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, or Native American) represent 7.99% of the population and 4.52% of Covert’s residents classify as a mixed race. The Native American population is 1.02%, and Asians account for only 0.13% of Covert’s citizens.
The median household income in Covert is right at $23K, and the median family income is about $28,500. The per capita income is just above $12K, and males typically earn almost $9K more than females in this city.
Covert, MI History
Prior to 1876, Covert was known by another name: Deerfield. Despite the name by which this township was recognized, it’s always been unique in that its residences were integrated in schools and public locations – despite the laws and practices of the rest of the country. As a matter of fact, African American men were being voted into positions such as highway construction overseers and even township board members as early as the 1860’s – a time before African Americans were even granted the freedom to vote!
Covert, MI Schools
The Covert public school system is one of the lowest performing systems in the region. With Great School ratings of 5 and below the elementary school, the middle school, and the high school all have room for improvement on curriculum and passing grades.
Covert, MI Industry
Covert is an area which is responsible for generating much of the power used in Lake Michigan homes. There are various power plants including Entergy Nuclear Palisades, Covert Generating Station and more.