Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 21,202 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Covington is the 58th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Covington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (13.48%), and management occupations (10.62%).
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 is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Covington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Covington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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: 29.38% of adults in Covington have a college degree.
The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $39,985, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,940 for a family of four.
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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Covington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.