Covington, Kentucky

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Population in 2014: 40,944 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 19,735  (48.2%)
Females: 21,209  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 41011, 41014, 41015, 41051.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,020 (it was $30,735 in 2000)
Covington:

$35,020
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,529 (it was $16,841 in 2000)

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,358 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Covington:

$99,358
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $118,113; Detached houses: $116,569; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,439; In 2-unit structures: $93,047; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,311; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,221; Mobile homes: $99,677

Median gross rent in 2013: $664.

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  • Races in Covington, KY (2013)

    Covington races chart
    • 33,24781.3%White alone
    • 4,33210.6%Black alone
    • 1,7134.2%Hispanic
    • 1,1742.9%Two or more races
    • 2180.5%Other race alone
    • 1620.4%Asian alone
    • 1220.3%American Indian alone

Races in Covington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Covington: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), Irish (14.2%), English (10.3%), United States (7.0%), Scottish (2.1%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1834

Land area: 13.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,117 people per square mile   (average).

Covington,KY real estate house value index trend

Covington, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Covington city:

  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

900 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.2% North America).

This city:

2.2%
Kentucky:

3.4%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Covington, Kentucky as of July 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Covington to the number of sex offenders is 40,713 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,443 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,094 (1.3%)

Covington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cincinnati, OH (4.9 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (254.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kenton Vale, KY (1.0 miles) , Park Hills, KY (1.1 miles ), Fort Wright, KY (1.3 miles ), Southgate, KY (1.4 miles ), Newport, KY (1.4 miles ), Wilder, KY (1.5 miles ), Woodlawn, KY (1.6 miles ), Ludlow, KY (1.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 134 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 1998: 151 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 1999: 156 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2000: 150 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2001: 158 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2002: 170 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2003: 187 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2004: 203 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2005: 200 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2006: 177 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2007: 121 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2008: 69 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.07 N, Longitude: 84.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,478 (+10.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,069 (23.3%)

Area code: 859

Covington household income distribution Covington home values distribution

Crime rates in Covington by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014
Murders 1111122
per 100,000 2.32.32.32.32.44.94.9
Rapes 44443939363635
per 100,000 103.1102.390.290.688.088.385.2
Robberies 19121518018614713197
per 100,000 447.5499.8416.5432.0359.2321.3236.2
Assaults 149197134951227273
per 100,000 349.1457.9310.1220.7298.1176.6177.7
Burglaries 659678624695723592427
per 100,000 1,544.01,576.11,443.91,614.31,766.81,452.21,039.6
Thefts 1,3571,5611,4641,4541,4721,0951,138
per 100,000 3,179.33,628.73,387.73,377.23,597.22,686.12,770.7
Auto thefts N/A211179181203158115
per 100,000 N/A490.5414.2420.4496.1387.6280.0
Arson 0N/A3112162210
per 100,000 0.0N/A71.727.939.154.024.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 269.9) N/A594.9509.7508.8525.4432.1372.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Covington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 115 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Kentucky average:

1.93

Covington tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -308 (-0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Covington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Covington, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Covington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Covington city center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 39 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Covington-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 187.0 miles away from Covington center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.0 miles away from Covington center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kenton County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Covington topographic map

Birthplace of: Adrian Belew - Rock guitarist, Jake Bergey - Lacrosse player, Tyree H. Bell - Confederate States Army brigadier general, Ron McAnally - Horse trainer, Patricia Scott - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Frank Duveneck - Painter, Jack Roush - Businessman and race team owner, Dorothy Spencer - Film editor, Durward Kirby - TV personality, Jeff Hughes (soccer) - Soccer player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Covington: Thomas Shaw.

Main business address for: REGENT COMMUNICATIONS INC (RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS), ASHLAND INC (WHOLESALE-CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), OMNICARE INC (RETAIL-DRUG STORES AND PROPRIETARY STORES).

Hospitals in Covington:

  • NORTHKEY COMMUNITY CARE INTENSIVE SERV (502 FARRELL DRIVE PO BOX 2680)
  • ST ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTER NORTH (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 401 EAST 20TH STREET)

Nursing Homes in Covington:

  • GARRARD CONVALESCENT CENTER (425 GARRARD ST)
  • PAVILION HEALTH CARE CTR OF COVINGTON (800 HIGHLAND AVE)
  • PROVIDENCE PAVILION (401 EAST 20TH STREET)
  • ROSEDALE MANOR (4250 GLENN AVENUE)
  • ST CHARLES CARE CENTER (500 FARRELL DRIVE)
  • ST CHARLES NH (500 FARRELL DR)

Dialysis Facilities in Covington:

  • DAVITA - 12TH ST. COVINGTON DIALYSIS (1500 JAMES SIMPSON JR. WAY, STE. 1100)

Home Health Centers in Covington:

  • BAPTIST HOME HEALTH (800 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • ST ELIZABETH HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (401 EAST 20TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Covington:

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Amtrak station near Covington:

  • 3 miles: CINCINNATI (1301 WESTERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • Northern Kentucky University (about 4 miles; Highland Heights, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,059)
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (about 5 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 28,747)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (about 7 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 8,757)
  • Xavier University (about 7 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 6,143)
  • College of Mount St Joseph (about 8 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 10 miles; Florence, KY; FT enrollment: 2,422)
  • University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College (about 14 miles; Blue Ash, OH; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high schools in Covington:

  • COVINGTON ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 212 LEVASSOR DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING CENTER (Location: 1516 SCOTT ST, Grades: 4-12)
  • HOLMES HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 25TH AND MADISON AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Covington:

  • HOLY CROSS DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 430, Location: 3617 CHURCH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 352, Location: 5955 TAYLOR MILL RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Covington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Covington:

  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 164, Location: 3615 CHURCH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 143, Location: 1840 JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • PRINCE OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 106, Location: 625 PIKE ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 63, Location: 338 E 16TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Covington

Library in Covington:

  • KENTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,199,462; Location: 502 SCOTT BOULEVARD; 477,227 books; 7,981 e-books; 37,437 audio materials; 45,167 video materials; 30 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 1,053 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Covington: Pioneer Valley Industrial Park (A), SOHIO Industrial Park (B), Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club (C), The Flats (D), Covington-Kenton County Municipal Building (E), Covington Police Headquarters (F), Ridgeview Nursing Home (G), Covington Protestant Childrens Home (H), Northern Kentucky Convention Center (I), Covington Fire Department Company 1 (J), Covington Fire Department Company 2 (K), Covington Fire Department Company 5 (L), Covington Fire Department Company 6 (M), Covington Fire Department Company 8 (N), Saint Charles Nursing Home (O), Kenton County Library (P), Covington Public Library (Q), Taylor Mill Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Latonia Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Covington include: REGENT COMMUNICATIONS INC (A), ASHLAND INC (B), OMNICARE INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Covington include: Church of God Trinity Assembly (A), True Holiness Church of God (B), Ida Spence United Methodist Church (C), Faith Bible Church (D), Runyan Memorial Christian Church (E), Latonia Baptist Church (F), Trinity United Methodist Church (G), Saint Johns Evangelical Congregational Church (H), Epworth Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Linden Grove Cemetery (1), Wayman Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Prisoners Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wayman Branch (A), Licking River (B), Holds Branch (C), Fowler Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Covington include: Rosedale Park (1), Devou Park (2), Pioneer Park (3), Goebels Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Railway Expos CO Inc (Museums; 315 West Southern Avenue) (1), Behringer-Crawford Museum (1600 Montague Road) (2), Newport Aquarium - Business (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 Aquarium Way) (3), Blue Grass Amusemt Co LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4304 Decoursey Avenue) (4), B J Novelty CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 907 Main Street) (5), Hot Bake Run (Tours & Charters; 622 Scott Street) (6), Carriage Rides (Tours & Charters; 622 Scott Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Fort Mitchell Inn (2100 Dixie Highway) (1), Marriott Cincinnati Rivercenter (10 W Rivercenter Blvd) (2), Holiday Inn I-75 South (2100 Dixie Highway) (3), Quality Hotel Riverview - Riverview Room Restaurant Reservations (666 West 5th Street) (4), E Room Restaurant (10 East Rivercenter Boulevard) (5), Hampton Inn Covngtn (200 Crescent Avenue) (6), Days Inn Cincinnati Ft Wright (1945 Dixie Highway) (7), Den Lou (1430 Dixie Highway) (8), Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront (668 West Fifth Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Wintersheimer D C Supreme Court Judge (230 Madison Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Kenton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 85.5. This is about average.

City:

85.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.243. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.26
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 23.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.7%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.5% for Black residents, 52.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.4% for American Indian residents, 75.4% for other race residents, 43.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Covington in 2010:

  • 498 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 420 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 293 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 76 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Covington in 2000:

  • 451 people in nursing homes
  • 315 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 209 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 54 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 25 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 12 people in halfway houses
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Covington, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Covington (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Kentucky, Inc.: Covington Branch, 19th & Madison Branch, Highland Pike & Route 17 Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,743.6 mil, Deposits: $1,499.3 mil, headquarters in Crestview Hills, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corporation, The
  • The Huntington National Bank: Covington Main Branch at 540 Madison Avenue, branch established on 1995/10/27. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Republic Bank & Trust Company: Covington Branch at 535 Madison Ave., branch established on 2007/01/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $3,310.3 mil, Deposits: $1,691.4 mil, headquarters in Louisville, KY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sixth And Madison Branch at 602 Madison Avenue, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Advantage Bank: 401-7 Pike Street Branch at 401-7 Pike Street, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/03/23: Bank assets: $767.1 mil, Deposits: $634.2 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Camco Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association: Citizens Federal Savings And Loan As at 433 Madison Ave, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $35.1 mil, Deposits: $25.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Kentucky Federal Savings and Loan Association: Kentucky Federal Savings And Loan As at 1050 Scott Street, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $41.5 mil, Deposits: $35.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Covington Branch at 404 Madison Avenue, branch established on 1974/11/06. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: Covington Banking Center at 107 Brent Spence Square, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Kentucky average:

12.3

Covington travel time to work - commute Covington mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Covington city (based on Kenton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,50020
Evangelical Protestant22,87785
Mainline Protestant8,90430
Other2,6588
Black Protestant5975
None82,184-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Kenton County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Kenton County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kenton County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Here:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenton County:

26.9%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.3%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Covington:

48.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Covington:

28.7
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Covington:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Covington:

32.7%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Covington:

58.3%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Covington, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$46,337$61,7832$8,413
Other Government Administration 6$33,418$66,8365$10,399
Judicial and Legal 3$16,058$64,2322$1,993
Police Protection - Officers 102$513,252$60,3830$0
Police - Other 9$31,729$42,3059$9,724
Firefighters 109$554,910$61,0910$0
Fire - Other 1$3,646$43,7520$0
Streets and Highways 15$75,119$60,0950$0
Welfare 8$33,230$49,8451$879
Solid Waste Management 1$4,083$48,9960$0
Parks and Recreation 11$42,400$46,2559$7,623
Housing and Community Development(Local) 36$129,612$43,20410$8,723
Natural Resources 6$23,378$46,7561$1,151
Other and Unallocable 37$154,473$50,0997$9,487
Totals for Government 353$1,661,645$56,48746$58,392

Covington government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $716,000 ($17.49)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,649,000 ($357.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,425,000 ($327.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,883,000 ($241.38)
    Regular Highways: $5,180,000 ($126.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,289,000 ($55.91)
    Central Staff Services: $2,209,000 ($53.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,803,000 ($44.04)
    Financial Administration: $1,279,000 ($31.24)
    Public Welfare - Other: $727,000 ($17.76)
    Sewerage: $649,000 ($15.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,376,000 ($131.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $1,448,000 ($35.37)
    Central Staff Services: $1,105,000 ($26.99)
    Police Protection: $299,000 ($7.30)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($0.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,259,000 ($543.64)

Covington government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $6,376,000 ($155.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,611,000 ($39.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,227,000 ($29.97)
    Parking Facilities: $1,059,000 ($25.86)
    Sewerage: $620,000 ($15.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($2.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,997,000 ($146.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $641,000 ($15.66)
    General Local Government Support: $117,000 ($2.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,327,000 ($130.10)
    Interest Earnings: $2,058,000 ($50.26)
    Rents: $818,000 ($19.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $263,000 ($6.42)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,355,000 ($57.52)
    All Other: $1,060,000 ($25.89)
    Highways: $371,000 ($9.06)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $21,264,000 ($519.34)
    Property: $5,637,000 ($137.68)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $5,324,000 ($130.03)
    Corporation Net Income: $2,549,000 ($62.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,092,000 ($51.09)
    Motor Vehicle License: $144,000 ($3.52)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $135,000 ($3.30)
    Other License: $26,000 ($0.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.12)

Covington government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,328,000 ($1839.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,651,000 ($1652.28)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $66,757,000 ($1630.45)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $65,958,000 ($1610.93)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,760,000 ($238.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,083,000 ($50.87)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $799,000 ($19.51)

Covington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,093,000 ($99.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,298,000 ($569.02)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,958,000 ($1610.93)

7.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($198 average AGI)
Kenton County:

0.03%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Boone County, KY  2.02% ($33,425 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, OH  1.43% ($35,063)
from Campbell County, KY  1.31% ($32,021)


8.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Kenton County:

0.04%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Boone County, KY  2.37% ($35,783 average AGI)
to Campbell County, KY  1.19% ($33,293)
to Hamilton County, OH  1.11% ($38,135)

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:

  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTSJ (1050 AM; 1 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVG (1320 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, KY; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER SR.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNOP (740 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: SACRED HEART RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOB (1160 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, KY; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH)
  • WCKY (1360 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNW (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRFIELD, OH)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:

  • WKRQ (101.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKFS (107.1 FM; MILFORD, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVMX (94.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBN (102.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUBE-FM (105.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGUC (90.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CINCINNATI CLASSICAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WOFX-FM (92.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVXU (91.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WIZF (100.9 FM; ERLANGER, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WNKU (89.7 FM; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS ON N. KY UNIV.)
  • WAIF (88.3 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: STEPCHILD RADIO OF CINCINNATI, INC.)
  • WGRR (103.5 FM; HAMILTON, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRRM (98.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WRRM LICO, INC)
  • WMOJ (94.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WAKW (93.3 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WYGY (96.5 FM; LEBANON, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WMKV (89.3 FM; READING, OH; Owner: LIFESPHERE)
  • WOBO (88.7 FM; BATAVIA, OH; Owner: WCNE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY RADIO,INC)
  • WSCH (99.3 FM; AURORA, IN; Owner: COLUMBUS RADIO, INC.)
  • WNLT (104.3 FM; HARRISON, OH; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:

  • WLWT (Channel 5; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: OHIO/OKLAHOMA HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC)
  • WKRC-TV (Channel 12; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS CO.)
  • WCPO-TV (Channel 9; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSTR-TV (Channel 64; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WSTR LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCET (Channel 48; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: THE GREATER CINCINNATI TV EDUC'L. FOUNDATION)
  • WXIX-TV (Channel 19; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WOTH-LP (Channel 35; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WBQC-CA (Channel 25; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WCVN-TV (Channel 54; COVINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKOI (Channel 43; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WPTD (Channel 16; DAYTON, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 74Number of bridges
  • 1,294m4,245ftTotal length
  • $56,145,000Total costs
  • 2,385,374Total average daily traffic
  • 25,332Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 2Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 51910-1919
  • 61920-1929
  • 151930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Covington, KY
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Covington)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Covington, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Covington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Covington)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED286$107,232170$102,259740$133,62733$38,5014$182,310106$82,5890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$82,56910$82,25251$97,2279$17,0491$1,694,0007$72,3411$24,660
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$108,06632$85,981330$111,53364$29,2481$290,00038$59,2272$27,925
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$99,86811$135,634164$122,3185$37,4660$011$114,9580$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$111,9103$81,70735$128,3890$00$01$89,4700$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Covington, KY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$122,75024$151,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$118,53412$140,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$136,33310$143,437
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$148,0104$92,533
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$234,290

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Kentucky:

  • Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, Kentucky 41011 , Phone: (859) 261-8400, Fax: (859) 261-8486
  • Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront, 668 W Fifth St, Covington, Kentucky 41011 , Phone: (859) 491-1200, Fax: (859) 491-8698
  • Extended Stay America - Cincinnati - Covington, 650 W 3RD St, Covington, Kentucky 41011 , Phone: (859) 581-3000, Fax: (859) 581-3100
  • Rodeway Inn, 1931-1939 Dixie Hwy, Covington, Kentucky 41011 , Phone: (859) 331-1400, Fax: (859) 957-1030
  • Courtyard By Marriott, Cincinnati/Covington, 500 W Third St, Covington, Kentucky 41011 , Phone: (859) 491-4000, Fax: (859) 491-8700
  • Cincinnati Marriott At Rivercenter, 10 West Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, Kentucky 41011 , Phone: (859) 261-2900, Fax: (859) 261-0900
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Covington, Kentucky
Most common first names in Covington, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary58377.7 years
John56472.8 years
William55373.1 years
Charles43472.5 years
Robert41869.9 years
James38369.3 years
George29775.3 years
Joseph28274.2 years
Edward25074.1 years
Margaret24879.0 years
Most common last names in Covington, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19072.4 years
Brown11573.1 years
Johnson10472.5 years
Miller10374.8 years
Jones10174.1 years
Moore9775.2 years
Martin8371.8 years
Williams7473.1 years
Wilson7374.1 years
Jackson7271.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Covington, KY
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Holiday Inn1
AutoZone1Kroger2
Baskin-Robbins1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1Marriott2
Burlington Coat Factory1MasterBrand Cabinets6
CVS1McDonald's2
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless3Penske1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
Extended Stay America1UPS8
FedEx4Value City Furniture1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Waffle House1
GNC1Walgreens2
H&R Block2White Castle2
Hilton2

Covington compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Covington on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #54 (41011) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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