Covington, WA
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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, 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 (13.51%), sales jobs (13.48%), and management occupations (10.81%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Covington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Covington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 34.25 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: 30.83% of adults in Covington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2010 was $37,900, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,600 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.