Covington, Kentucky Population 2020

40,366

Covington, Kentucky's estimated population is 40,366 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Covington, Kentucky is the 5th largest city in Kentucky based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3061.78 people/mi² (1182.15 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

The median income for households in Covington, Kentucky is $, while the mean household income is $.

Covington Ky Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Covington Ky was:

  • White: 80.63%
  • Black or African American: 11.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.94%
  • Other race: 3.39%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Covington, Kentucky?

40,366
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201840,366-83-0.21%
201740,449-115-0.28%
201640,564-73-0.18%
201540,637-19-0.05%
201440,656-81-0.20%
201340,7372690.66%
201240,468550.14%
201140,413-85-0.21%
201040,498-2,872-0.68%
200043,3701060.02%
199043,264-6,321-1.35%
198049,585-2,950-0.58%
197052,535-7,841-1.38%
196060,376-4,076-0.65%
195064,4522,4340.39%
194062,018-3,234-0.51%
193065,2528,1311.34%
192057,1213,8510.70%
191053,27010,3322.18%
190042,9385,5671.40%
189037,3717,6512.32%
188029,7205,2151.95%
187024,5058,0344.05%
186016,4717,0635.76%
18509,4080.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,69880.63%
Black or African American4,55011.22%
Two or More Races1,5993.94%
Some Other Race1,3753.39%
Asian1980.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native1300.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.00%

Covington Ky Population Pyramid 2020

Covington Ky Median Age

36


Total

34.9


Male

37.7


Female

Covington Ky Adults

There are 31,534 adults, (5,003 of whom are seniors) in Covington Ky.

Covington Ky Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Ky Sex Ratio

Female

20,584

50.76%

Male

19,968

49.24%

Covington Ky Households and Families

Covington Ky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Covington Ky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All48.8%51.2%
Male41.6%58.4%
Non Family37%63%
Female29.8%70.2%

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9592.3248.8
Non Family8,2931.3137
Married5,0823.279.5
Female2,7463.4429.8
Male8383.2441.6

3.13

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Covington Ky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7096.04%
9th to 12th Grade2,7339.66%
High School Graduate8,99831.81%
Some College6,28822.23%
Associates Degree1,8906.68%
Bachelors Degree4,39015.52%
Graduate Degree2,2778.05%

Covington Ky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,91920,5526,248
Black2,8282,334235
Hispanic1,01655699
Other Race55424116
Multiple Races29821413
Asian19816348
Native American985624
Islander22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,697$36,672$30,540
Less Than High School$15,733$16,766$13,886
High School Grad$27,388$30,621$24,667
Some College$31,724$37,061$27,478
Bachelors Degree$46,959$52,027$40,802
Graduate Degree$52,622$68,750$42,750

$32,697

Average Earnings

$36,672

Average Male

$30,540

Average Female

Covington Ky Language

Covington Ky Language by Age

Covington Ky Language

95.12% of Covington Ky residents speak only English, while 4.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.82% of the population.

Covington Ky Poverty

Covington Ky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,9545,89519.04%
Black4,4291,63937.01%
Hispanic2,09594445.06%
Multiple1,58282852.34%
Other1,26765751.85%
Asian1986633.33%
Native1265241.27%

23.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.98%

Male Poverty Rate

26.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington Ky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington Ky is Multiple, with 52.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington Ky is White, with 19.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.69%
High School19.62%
Some College18.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.93%
Male Unemployed45.73%
Female Employed12.24%
Male Employed7.74%

Covington Ky Income

Covington Ky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,254$55,419
Families$53,362$67,199
Married Families$78,281$90,725
Non Families$31,687$40,790

Covington Ky Marital Status

Covington Ky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington Ky Married by Age and Sex

Covington Ky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Covington Ky Marital Status by Race

Covington Ky Veterans

2,146

Number of Veterans

1,992

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam746
First Gulf War487
Second Gulf War275
World War II95
Korea94

Covington Ky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8977.11%
Black2176.57%
2 or More276.75%
Hispanic171.24%
Indian54.24%

Covington Ky Veterans by Education

13.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Ky Employment Status

65%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Covington Ky Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.13%

Born in Kentucky

96.50%

Native Born

3.50%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.50% of Covington Ky residents were born in the United States, with 58.13% having been born in Kentucky. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.