Covington, WA

Covington profile

Living in Covington

Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,777 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 (14.62%), sales jobs (12.93%), and management occupations (10.86%).

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.

In Covington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Covington who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.36% of adults in Covington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Covington in 2018 was $42,558, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,232 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.