Covington, Kentucky Population 2021

40,181
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Covington is a city located in Kenton County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 40,181, it is the 5th largest city in Kentucky (after Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and Owensboro) and the 976th largest city in the United States . Covington is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -1.13% 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 3,045 people per square mile.

The average household income in Covington is $59,350 with a poverty rate of 23.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $714 per month, and the median house value is $111,500. 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 Covington was:

  • White: 80.28%
  • Black or African American: 11.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.61%
  • Other race: 3.60%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Covington, Kentucky is 40,181 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,421.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 40,640.

Covington, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,55180.28%
Black or African American4,68911.56%
Two or More Races1,4643.61%
Some Other Race1,4583.60%
Asian2670.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1150.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%
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Covington Population by Race

Covington Population Pyramid $2021

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Covington Median Age

36


Total

35


Male

37.9


Female

Covington Adults

There are 31,384 adults, (5,024 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female

20,344

50.17%

Male

20,204

49.83%

Covington Population by Age

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Covington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All48.8%51.2%
Male47.7%52.3%
Non Family37.1%62.9%
Female31.3%68.7%

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Covington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9512.3348.8
Non Family8,4911.3137.1
Married4,9553.3478.3
Female2,6043.431.3
Male9013.2147.7

3.19

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Covington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6865.93%
9th to 12th Grade2,7869.80%
High School Graduate9,02931.75%
Some College5,85620.59%
Associates Degree1,9416.82%
Bachelors Degree4,70516.54%
Graduate Degree2,4378.57%
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Covington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,88320,6396,612
Black2,9322,353247
Hispanic1,078530146
Other Race61420925
2+ Races27425840
Asian24016157
Native American916140
Islander44

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 native american people with a rate of 43.96%.

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,552$38,321$31,463
Less Than 9th Grade$16,291$17,419$12,120
High School Graduate$28,256$31,609$24,387
Some College$32,846$39,103$30,124
Bachelors Degree$50,111$53,096$43,258
Graduate Degree$53,025$66,625$43,904

$34,552

Average Earnings

$38,321

Average Male

$31,463

Average Female

Covington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington Language by Age

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Covington Language

94.58% of Covington residents speak only English, while 5.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.20% of the population.

Covington Language

Covington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,8035,41617.58%
Black4,6121,89641.11%
Hispanic2,2681,14150.31%
Other1,31282162.58%
Multiple1,44160742.12%
Asian2676423.97%
Native1123632.14%

23.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.97%

Male Poverty Rate

25.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington is Other, with 62.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is White, with 17.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.73%.

Covington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.44%
High School19.01%
Some College17.30%
Bachelors or Greater6.22%

Covington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed70.06%
Male Unemployed48.18%
Female Employed10.51%
Male Employed7.69%

Covington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,437$59,350
Families$56,581$72,238
Married Families$86,305$97,257
Non Families$33,139$44,647
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Income by Household Type

Covington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

32.9%

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

Covington Marital Status by Race

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Covington Marital Status

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2,226

Number of Veterans

2,043

Male Veterans

183

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam762
First Gulf War493
Second Gulf War281
Korea94
World War II76

Covington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64647
35 to 54628
65 to 74496
75+324
18 to 34131

Covington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9477.35%
Black2537.61%
2+ Races205.14%
Hispanic161.13%
Native American65.56%

Covington Veterans by Race

Covington Veterans by Education

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13.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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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57.44%

Born in Covington

96.23%

Native Born

3.77%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.23% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 57.44% having been born in Kentucky. 2.77% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202140,181-80-0.20%
202040,261-80-0.20%
201940,341-80-0.20%
201840,421-97-0.24%
201740,518-137-0.34%
201640,655-95-0.23%
201540,750-26-0.06%
201440,776-84-0.21%
201340,8602680.66%
201240,5921220.30%
201140,470-29-0.07%
201040,499-2,871-0.68%
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%

Covington Population by Year