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.

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.

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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Covington who work in office and administrative support (16.06%), sales jobs (12.46%), and management occupations (10.17%).

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.

One downside of living in Covington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Covington, the average commute to work is 33.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

The overall education level of Covington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.49% of adults in Covington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $32,157, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,628 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

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