Covington, KY
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Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 40,797 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the fifth largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in Covington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 (15.36%), sales jobs (10.94%), and management occupations (8.38%).

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.

Many people in Covington take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Covington citizens for affordable transportation.

The population of Covington overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Covington, 22.00% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $22,151, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,604 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/Yiddish.