Covington, Kentucky Population 2019

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 35.8 years, 35 years for males, and 37.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.32 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Covington, Kentucky is $38,346, while the mean household income is $52,000.

Covington Ky Demographics

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

  • White: 80.88%
  • Black or African American: 11.43%
  • Two or more races: 4.14%
  • Other race: 2.73%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • 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
White32,820
Black or African American4,638
Two or More Races1,679
Some Other Race1,106
Asian247
American Indian and Alaska Native86
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2

Covington Ky Population Pyramid 2019

Covington Ky Median Age

35.8


Total

35


Male

37.2


Female

Covington Ky Adults

There are 31,365 adults, (4,949 of whom are seniors) in Covington Ky.

Covington Ky Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Ky Sex Ratio

Female

20,803

51.27%

Male

19,775

48.73%

Covington Ky Households and Families

Covington Ky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Covington Ky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
All49.2%50.8%
Non Family39%61%
Male38.5%61.5%
Female33.6%66.4%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9492.3249.2
Non Family8,2311.339
Married5,0653.1976.4
Female2,8653.3933.6
Male7883.5538.5

3.14

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Covington Ky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6165.76%
9th to 12th Grade2,7689.87%
High School Graduate8,95931.95%
Some College6,56023.39%
Associates Degree1,8956.76%
Bachelors Degree4,26315.20%
Graduate Degree1,9817.06%

Covington Ky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,75420,3215,775
Black2,7502,223222
Hispanic996682142
Other Race43424037
Multiple Races38130937
Asian24721171
Native American863519
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 asian people with a rate of 28.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,804$36,108$28,696
Less Than High School$16,763$20,035$14,412
High School Grad$27,054$30,265$22,452
Some College$30,546$36,926$25,628
Bachelors Degree$46,191$51,466$42,865
Graduate Degree$51,404$62,400$40,769

$31,804

Average Earnings

$36,108

Average Male

$28,696

Average Female

Covington Ky Language

Covington Ky Language by Age

Covington Ky Language

95.74% of Covington Ky residents speak only English, while 4.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Covington Ky Poverty

Covington Ky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,0486,46720.83%
Black4,5321,67336.92%
Multiple1,66477946.81%
Hispanic1,99976138.07%
Other1,07253349.72%
Asian2477530.36%
Native742939.19%

24.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.39%

Male Poverty Rate

27.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington Ky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington Ky is Other, with 49.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington Ky is White, with 20.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.32%
High School20.62%
Some College18.88%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.53%
Male Unemployed50.10%
Female Employed12.60%
Male Employed6.82%

Covington Ky Income

Covington Ky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,346$52,000
Families$49,604$62,803
Married Families$75,877$84,600
Non Families$29,160$38,310

Covington Ky Marital Status

Covington Ky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Covington Ky Marital Status by Race

Covington Ky Veterans

2,345

Number of Veterans

2,133

Male Veterans

212

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam702
First Gulf War526
Second Gulf War343
Korea143
World War II127

Covington Ky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0917.87%
Black1885.66%
2 or More5712.23%
Hispanic272.06%
Indian910.47%

Covington Ky Veterans by Education

13.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Ky Employment Status

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

9.2%

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

57.62%

Born in Kentucky

96.79%

Native Born

3.21%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.79% of Covington Ky residents were born in the United States, with 57.62% having been born in Kentucky. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.