Covington, Kentucky Population 2020

40,136
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Covington is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 40,136, it is the 5th largest city in Kentucky (after Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and Owensboro) and the 978th largest city in the United States. Covington is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -1.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,640 in 2010. Covington reached it's highest population of 65,252 in 1930. Spanning over 14 miles, Covington has a population density of 3,041 people per square mile.

The average household income in Covington is $55,419 with a poverty rate of 23.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $694 per month, and the median house value is $105,900. The median age in Covington is 36 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Covington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Covington 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%
The current population of Covington, Kentucky is 40,136, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,366.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 40,640.

Covington, Kentucky Population 2020

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%
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Covington Population Pyramid 2020

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Covington Median Age

36


Total

34.9


Male

37.7


Female

Covington Adults

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

Covington Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female

20,584

50.76%

Male

19,968

49.24%

Covington Households and Families

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington 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)

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Covington Education

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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%
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Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

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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 Language

Covington Language by Age

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Covington Language

95.12% of Covington 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 Poverty

Covington Poverty by Race

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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

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington 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%.

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

Covington Income

Covington Income by Household Type

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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
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Covington Marital Status

Covington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

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

Covington Marital Status by Race

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Covington Veterans

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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
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64624
35 to 54579
65 to 74453
75+335
18 to 34155
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8977.11%
Black2176.57%
2 or More276.75%
Hispanic171.24%
Indian54.24%

Covington Veterans by Education

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13.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Employment Status

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65%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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58.13%

Born in Kentucky

96.50%

Native Born

3.50%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

0.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.50% of Covington 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,136-115-0.29%
201940,251-115-0.28%
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%