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Covington, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Covington is the 6th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 42,271 as of July 1, 2016. Covington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Covington is located at latitude 39.0351 and longitude -84.5196 in Kenton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Covington (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Kenton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 509 feet.

The City of Covington (GNIS ID: 2404138) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Covington is located within Covington Division of Kenton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Covington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Covington, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,271
Population in Households 40,843
Population in Familes 28,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,428
Population Density1 3,204
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 17,596
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 9,240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,249 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,347 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,195 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $111,644
Average Home Value $141,755


Median Household Income $36,737
Average Household Income $49,922
Per Capita Income $21,080
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.52%
Households 0.5% 0.49%
Families 0.38% 0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Covington, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 67 88th
Diversity Index2 # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 325 40th
Per Capita Income # 275 49th

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