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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Covington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.

In terms of college education, Covington is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.74% of adults 25 and older 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.