Covington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 21,175 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 (14.62%), 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.
One downside of living in Covington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.37 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Covington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.36% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.