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Covington, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Covington is the 6th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 42,398 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.0837 and longitude -84.5086 in Kenton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Covington 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.


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Covington, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Covington, KY Housing Affordability Index is 161
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Covington, KY Wealth Index is 43
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 42,398 (100%)
Population in Households 40,888 (96.4%)
Population in Families 28,546 (67.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,510 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 3,213
Diversity Index2 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,989
Average Household Income $55,580
Per Capita Income $23,473
Wealth Index4 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,004 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,577 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,965 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $117,460
Housing Affordability Index3 161
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,581
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 9,142
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.45% 0.39%
Households 0.33% 0.43%
Families 0.14% 0.15%
Median Household Income   4.05%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

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, 2019 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 Density # 67 88th
Diversity Index # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 319 41st
Per Capita Income # 256 53rd

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