Covington, Washington Population 2024

21,891

Covington is a city located in King County Washington. Covington has a 2024 population of 21,891. Covington is currently growing at a rate of 1.2% annually and its population has increased by 4.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,857 in 2020.

The average household income in Covington is $145,359 with a poverty rate of 5.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Covington is 38.6 years, 37.9 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Covington Demographics

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

  • White: 67.44%
  • Asian: 11.61%
  • Two or more races: 11.54%
  • Black or African American: 6.44%
  • Other race: 2.33%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,690.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.96% (1,034)
The current population of Covington, Washington is 21,891 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,857.

Covington, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,03667.44%
Asian2,41711.61%
Two or more races2,40211.54%
Black or African American1,3406.44%
Other race4842.33%
Native American1030.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.15%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Covington Population by Race

Covington Population Pyramid 2024

Covington Median Age

38.6

Total

37.9

Male

39.9

Female

Covington Adults

There are 15,792 adults, (2,381 of whom are seniors) in Covington.

Covington Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Covington Sex Ratio

Female10,17548.89%
Male10,63951.11%

Covington Population by Age

Covington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3062.8481.218.8
Married4,3843.3390.59.5
Non Family1,7951.3372.127.9
Female7543.5252.347.7
Male3733.0873.526.5

3.21

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Covington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1961.4%
9th to 12th Grade5944.24%
High School Graduate3,14522.47%
Some College3,45224.66%
Associates Degree1,90613.62%
Bachelors Degree3,25023.22%
Graduate Degree1,45310.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Covington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,4739,0513,308
Asian1,7831,587545
2+ Races1,2361,159388
Hispanic1,020924203
Black836807363
Other Race36232836
Native American545421
Islander3200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 43.42%.

Covington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$65,843$79,677$51,360
Less Than 9th Grade$55,260$56,769$43,699
High School Graduate$58,209$76,162$39,312
Some College$52,597$73,139$41,410
Bachelors Degree$79,646$95,086$70,030
Graduate Degree$96,735$100,385$95,125

$65,843

Average Earnings

$79,677

Average Male

$51,360

Average Female

Covington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Covington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Covington Language

76.83% of Covington residents speak only English, while 23.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 9.07% of the population.

Covington Language

Covington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3705834.36%
Multiple2,4021676.95%
Hispanic1,8841347.11%
Asian2,4171124.63%
Black1,3401088.06%
Other4757114.95%

5.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.27%

Male Poverty Rate

6.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Covington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Covington is Other, with 14.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Covington is White, with 4.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.81%.

Covington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.29%
High School9.57%
Some College4.5%
Bachelors or Greater1%

Covington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed9.73%
Female Employed3.32%
Male Employed1.2%
Male Unemployed0%

Covington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Covington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$123,065$145,359
Families$129,946$152,895
Married Families$151,609$-999,999,999
Non Families$72,561$105,341

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Covington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Covington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Covington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Covington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,482

Number of Veterans

1,447

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War599
Vietnam427
Second Gulf War314
Korea154
World War II0

Covington Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54632
65 to 74301
75+256
55 to 64254
18 to 3439

Covington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0399.7%
Asian2049.48%
Black18919.71%
Hispanic534.87%
2+ Races503.3%

Covington Veterans by Race

Covington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Covington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Covington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Covington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Covington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.38%

Born in Covington

83.4%

Native Born

16.6%

Foreign Born

6.24%

Non Citizen

10.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.4% of Covington residents were born in the United States, with 50.38% having been born in Washington. 6.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Covington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,1832581.13%
202822,9252591.14%
202722,6662581.15%
202622,4082591.17%
202522,1492581.18%
202421,8912591.2%
202321,6322581.21%
202221,3745612.7%
202120,813-44-0.21%
202020,857-300-1.42%
201921,157200.09%
201821,137790.38%
201721,0582931.41%
201620,7657123.55%
201520,0538974.68%
201419,1562971.57%
201318,8594982.71%
201218,3613912.18%
201117,9703421.94%
201017,6283,84527.9%
200013,78300%

Covington Population by Year