Covington, KY
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Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 40,455 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the fifth largest community in Kentucky. Covington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in office and administrative support (15.71%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (9.07%).

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 education level of Covington citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.27% of adults in Covington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $22,811, 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 $91,244 for a family of four. However, Covington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Covington is a very 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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