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Covington, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Covington is the 6th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 42,523 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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Covington, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 42,523
Population in Households 41,013
Population in Familes 28,882
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,510
Population Density2 3,224
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $40,963
Average Household Income $55,008
Per Capita Income $23,396


Total Housing Units 20,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,663 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,922 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,031 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $120,278
Average Home Value $154,092


Total Households 17,585
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 9,157
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.54% 0.63%
Households 0.37% 0.71%
Families 0.18% 0.34%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2018 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 # 52 90th
Median Household Income # 287 47th
Per Capita Income # 260 52nd

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