Covington, KY

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2022 Population
40,923
0.0171% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
2.44% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.3%
2.46% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,770
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,600
17.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Covington, KY had a population of 40.9k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $53,770. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Covington, KY declined from 40,930 to 40,923, a −0.0171% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,917 to $53,770, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Covington, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.6%), Other (Hispanic) (4.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), and White (Hispanic) (1.93%).

None of the households in Covington, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Covington, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Covington, KY was $153,600, and the homeownership rate was 51.4%.

Most people in Covington, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Covington, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Covington, KY is home to a population of 40.9k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.48% of Covington, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.24k people).

In 2022, there were 7.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Covington, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.02k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Covington, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Covington, KY was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Covington, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.3k ± 839
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.93k ± 558
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.02k ± 466
8.51%
Hispanic Population
3.48k people

In 2022, there were 7.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Covington, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.02k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.51% of the people in Covington, KY are hispanic (3.48k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Covington, KY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.24k people
5.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2022, 5.48% of Covington, KY residents (2.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Covington, KY was 5.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    707 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    373 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    227 ± 97

Covington, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Covington, KY employs 20.9k people. The largest industries in Covington, KY are Retail Trade (2,751 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,608 people), and Manufacturing (2,383 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,250), Information ($65,040), and Finance & Insurance ($58,156).

Occupations

20.9k
2022 Value
± 1,119
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington, KY grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 20.3k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Covington, KY, are Management Occupations (2,260 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,255 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,229 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Covington, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.9k
2022 Value
± 1,119
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington, KY grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 20.3k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Covington, KY, are Retail Trade (2,751 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,608 people), and Manufacturing (2,383 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Covington, KY, though some of these residents may live in Covington, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,109
Median earning men ± $3,108
$37,922
Median earning women ± $2,460

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($66,694), Wholesale Trade ($57,061), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,100).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($58,958), Information ($54,306), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,470).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Covington, KY was $153,600 in 2022, which is 0.545 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $130,500 to $153,600, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Covington, KY is 51.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Covington, KY have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Covington, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Covington, KY is $53,770. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Covington, KY was Census Tract 655.02 with a value of $132,604, followed by Census Tract 636.06 and Census Tract 652, with respective values of $113,594 and $91,397.

Property

$153,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,699
$9,383
Median Property Taxes
±$688

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Covington, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Covington, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

51.4%
Homeownership
2022
61.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.4% of the housing units in Covington, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 655.02
  2. Census Tract 636.06
  3. Census Tract 652

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Covington, KY was Census Tract 655.02 with a value of $132,604, followed by Census Tract 636.06 and Census Tract 652, with respective values of $113,594 and $91,397.

The following map shows all of the places in Covington, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,770
Median Household Income
± $3,732
18.2k
Number of Households
± 988

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.2k households in Covington, KY grew to $53,770 from the previous year's value of $47,917.

The following chart displays the households in Covington, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Covington, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.62%)

In 2022, 70.1% of workers in Covington, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Covington, KY have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Covington, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Covington, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Covington, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Covington, KY (9.33k out of 40k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Covington, KY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Covington, KY has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 8.77% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kenton County, KY see 1136 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.82% decrease from the previous year (1169 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1749 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,136 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kenton County, KY

Primary care physicians in Kenton County, KY see an average of 1,136 patients per year. This represents a 2.82% decrease from the previous year (1,169 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kenton County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.9% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.7%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
8.77%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Covington, KY declined by 2.61% from 8.93% to 8.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Covington, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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