Covington, KY
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Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 40,997 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the fifth largest community in Kentucky. Covington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Covington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Covington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in office and administrative support (15.71%), sales jobs (11.59%), and management occupations (8.15%).

Also of interest is that Covington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Covington has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Covington has quite a high level of public transit users. Covington’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Covington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.74% of the adults in Covington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $21,108, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,432 for a family of four. However, Covington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Covington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Covington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Covington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Covington include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Covington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.