Covington, Kentucky Population 2022

41,025
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Covington is a city located in Kenton County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 41,025, it is the 5th largest city in Kentucky and the 1086th largest city in the United States. Covington is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 0.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,961 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Covington has a population density of 3,109 people per square mile.

The average household income in Covington is $59,350 with a poverty rate of 22.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $120,100. The median age in Covington is 36 years, 35 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Covington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Covingtonwas:

  • White: 79.11%
  • Black or African American: 11.02%
  • Two or more races: 4.81%
  • Other race: 3.86%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Covington, Kentucky is 41,025 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,961.

Covington, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Covington Population by Race

Covington Population Pyramid 2022

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Covington Median Age

36.7


Total

35.2


Male

38.6


Female

Covington Adults

There are 31,610 adults, (5,258 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female

19,856

49.07%

Male

20,610

50.93%

Covington Population by Age

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington Household Types

49.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Covington Households and Families

3.11

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Covington Households by Type

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Covington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.09%.

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,865

Average Earnings

$38,696

Average Male

$32,963

Average Female

Covington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington Language by Age

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Covington Language

93.12% of Covington residents speak only English, while 6.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.12% of the population.

Covington Language

Covington Poverty by Race

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22.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.36%

Male Poverty Rate

24.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington is Hispanic, with 50.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.39%.

Covington Poverty

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Covington Poverty Rate by Education

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Covington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Covington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington Married by Age and Sex

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Covington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Covington Marital Status by Race

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Covington Marital Status

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2,157

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Covington Veterans by War

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Covington Veterans by Age

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Covington Veterans by Race

Covington Veterans by Education

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12.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Covington Employment by Age

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Covington Employment by Race

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Covington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.52%

Born in Covington

95.42%

Native Born

4.58%

Foreign Born

3.25%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.42% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 56.52% having been born in Kentucky. 3.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Covington Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Covington Population by Year