Covington, WA
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Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 19,197 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the 58th largest community in Washington.

Covington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Covington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Covington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Covington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Covington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in office and administrative support (15.77%), sales jobs (14.06%), and management occupations (9.85%).

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.

Because of many things, Covington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Covington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Covington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Covington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.03 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Covington is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Covington is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.29% of adults in Covington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $32,334, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,336 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Covington include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.

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