Covington, Washington

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Population in 2017: 20,916 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +51.8%
Males: 10,864  (51.9%)
Females: 10,052  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98038.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $100,844 (it was $63,711 in 2000)
Covington:

$100,844
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,638 (it was $22,230 in 2000)

Covington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $380,234 (it was $162,700 in 2000)
Covington:

$380,234
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $402,701; detached houses: $408,059; townhouses or other attached units: $88,910; mobile homes: $206,425

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,922.

March 2019 cost of living index in Covington: 116.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.5%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Black residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.5% for American Indian residents, 3.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 17.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Covington, WA (2017)
    • 14,18668.9%White alone
    • 2,32411.3%Asian alone
    • 1,5077.3%Hispanic
    • 1,2956.3%Two or more races
    • 1,0955.3%Black alone
    • 440.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 130.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Washington as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Covington is 4,955 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Covington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.8)
1
(4.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(60.9)
9
(53.3)
9
(49.8)
6
(33.0)
4
(21.5)
11
(58.1)
11
(61.6)
11
(60.8)
6
(32.4)
11
(57.5)
10
(51.2)
4
(20.5)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(97.4)
15
(88.8)
9
(49.8)
23
(126.7)
15
(80.6)
21
(110.9)
18
(100.8)
8
(44.2)
12
(64.8)
10
(52.2)
8
(41.0)
11
(56.3)
16
(76.2)
13
(60.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(109.6)
11
(65.1)
7
(38.7)
10
(55.1)
18
(96.7)
15
(79.2)
15
(84.0)
25
(138.1)
15
(81.0)
20
(104.5)
7
(35.8)
14
(71.7)
13
(61.9)
10
(46.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
120
(730.6)
136
(805.0)
91
(503.5)
128
(704.9)
134
(719.7)
139
(734.2)
134
(750.7)
134
(740.1)
144
(777.3)
160
(835.7)
121
(619.5)
100
(512.1)
104
(495.2)
111
(517.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
433
(2,636)
315
(1,864)
343
(1,898)
356
(1,961)
467
(2,508)
460
(2,430)
393
(2,202)
469
(2,590)
412
(2,224)
517
(2,700)
543
(2,780)
497
(2,545)
552
(2,628)
433
(2,020)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
104
(633.2)
74
(438.0)
70
(387.3)
70
(385.5)
40
(214.8)
54
(285.2)
50
(280.1)
41
(226.5)
56
(302.3)
57
(297.7)
36
(184.3)
63
(322.6)
60
(285.7)
40
(186.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(30.4)
8
(47.4)
5
(27.7)
17
(93.6)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
10
(52.2)
6
(30.7)
2
(10.2)
1
(4.8)
3
(14.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)331.5248.2204.7234.1228.6267.0259.4274.1239.9272.9240.0211.1222.7183.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Covington, WA

Crime rate in Covington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.84
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (8.6%), American (6.9%), Norwegian (5.7%), European (5.5%), English (4.9%), Irish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1997

Elevation: 352 feet

Land area: 5.77 square miles.

Population density: 3,627 people per square mile   (average).

Covington, Washington map

2,524 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 1.9% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

12.3%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,081 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,090 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tahoma-Maple Valley, WA (2.1 miles , pop. 52,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (17.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (938.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tahoma-Maple Valley, WA (1.5 miles ),
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA (1.5 miles ),
Maple Valley, WA (1.6 miles ),
Shadow Lake, WA (1.7 miles ),
Danville, WA (1.8 miles),
Lake Holm, WA (2.1 miles ),
East Hill-Meridian, WA (2.2 miles ),
Lea Hill, WA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.37 N, Longitude: 122.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,975 (-29.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,009 (8.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 425

Distribution of median household income in Covington, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Covington, WA in 2017

Property values in Covington, WA

Covington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,450 (+21.6%).
Most common industries in Covington, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.3%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.1%)
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Covington, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Computer specialists (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)

Average climate in Covington, Washington

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Covington, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.3. This is worse than average.

City:

90.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.48
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00409. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00409
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Covington-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 20.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 11.4 miles away from Covington center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from Covington center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Covington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Covington:

  • BENSON HEIGHTS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; KENT, WA)
  • GREEN RIVER TERRACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, WA)
  • NORTH AUBURN REHAB AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, WA)
  • KENT COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; KENT, WA)
  • NKC KENT KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; KENT, WA)
  • VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RENTON, WA)
  • TALBOT CENTER FOR REHAB AND HEAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RENTON, WA)

Heliports located in Covington:

Amtrak stations near Covington:

  • 18 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Covington:

  • Green River Community College (about 6 miles; Auburn, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,425)
  • Renton Technical College (about 10 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Highline Community College (about 10 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Bellevue College (about 16 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 17 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 18 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,986)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)

Public high schools in Covington:

  • KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 25800 164TH AVE SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • TAHOMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 18200 SE 240TH STREET, Grades: 10-12)

Private high school in Covington:

  • KENTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 26223 164TH AVE SE, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Covington:

See full list of schools located in Covington

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Medical Center in Covington= MultiCare

Points of interest:

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Churches in Covington include: Covington Christian Fellowship Church (A), Covington Community Church (B), Cornerstone United Methodist Church (C), Saint John the Baptist Church (D), Kentwood Family Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), Spirit and Truth Foursquare Church (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Mike Jensen - College basketball player (Washington Huskies).

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.9%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
30 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Covington (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Covington Branch at 27103 185th Avenue Se, branch established on 1995/04/05. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Covington Branch at 17601 Se 272nd Street, branch established on 1982/08/02. 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

For population 15 years and over in Covington:

Marital status in Covington, WA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Covington:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Covington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Covington, WA (based on King County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
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: 439
This county:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
King County:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Covington:

48.1%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Covington:

28.8
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Covington:

23.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Covington:

10.1%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Covington:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Covington, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 26$135,550$62,5623$2,577
Streets and Highways 10$55,158$66,1900$0
Parks and Recreation 4$28,124$84,37223$15,516
Financial Administration 4$29,747$89,2411$4,266
Totals for Government 44$248,579$67,79427$22,359

Covington government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $946,000 ($45.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $73,000 ($3.49)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,499,000 ($71.67)
    Sewerage: $1,340,000 ($64.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,020,000 ($48.77)
    General - Other: $737,000 ($35.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $651,000 ($31.12)
    Regular Highways: $645,000 ($30.84)
    Financial Administration: $462,000 ($22.09)
    General Public Buildings: $172,000 ($8.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $151,000 ($7.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($3.78)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($1.05)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($0.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $599,000 ($28.64)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $2,787,000 ($133.25)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $527,000 ($25.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.38)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,102,000 ($148.31)

Covington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,661,000 ($79.41)
    Other: $1,029,000 ($49.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $382,000 ($18.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000 ($1.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $95,000 ($4.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $130,000 ($6.22)
    Rents: $93,000 ($4.45)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($2.77)
    General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($2.63)
    Special Assessments: $40,000 ($1.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($0.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $651,000 ($31.12)
    Highways: $573,000 ($27.40)
    General Local Government Support: $208,000 ($9.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($1.34)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,338,000 ($159.59)
    Property: $2,450,000 ($117.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,982,000 ($94.76)
    Other License: $559,000 ($26.73)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $280,000 ($13.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000 ($2.87)

Covington government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,681,000 ($749.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,908,000 ($712.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $773,000 ($36.96)

Covington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,637,000 ($365.13)

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,122 average AGI)
King County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.80% ($69,312 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($53,673)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($98,405)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,693 average AGI)
King County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.24% ($71,246 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  1.00% ($57,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($81,611)
Businesses in Covington, WA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Carl\s Jr.1Panda Express1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless1
Costco1Pier 1 Imports1
FedEx2Quiznos1
GNC1Red Robin1
GameStop1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
Home Depot1Starbucks2
IHOP1T-Mobile3
Jamba Juice1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kohl's1UPS4
Kroger2Verizon Wireless2
LA Fitness1Vons1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Nike2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Covington:

  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYIZ (1620 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKNW (1150 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Covington:

  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Covington:

  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Covington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.0mTotal length
  • $39,082,000Total costs
  • 313,151Total average daily traffic
  • 31,923Total average daily truck traffic
  • 244,558Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Covington, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 92000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Covington, WA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Covington)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Covington, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COVINGTON WA, 23843 178th Place Se (Lat: 47.388444 Lon: -122.103722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WQIK734,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11525.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Covington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Covington)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED131$254,40672$226,912572$241,8669$155,19724$188,36011$157,845
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$260,4976$228,18371$251,2245$160,3202$236,1751$79,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$257,94810$218,594196$258,92613$136,3569$203,9616$149,815
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$225,0027$235,066128$263,2310$08$236,1730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$287,6000$020$264,9211$54,3501$54,3500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0317.02 , 0317.03, 0317.04, 0320.05, 0320.07

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$264,33615$297,0430$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$288,4437$295,2501$132,330
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$247,1402$361,8650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$144,5202$236,9100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$261,5450$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0317.02 , 0317.03, 0317.04, 0320.05, 0320.07

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Covington, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Covington, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 41. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 87 took place in 2009, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Covington, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.2%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Covington, WA
    • 33247.2%Outside Fires
    • 24034.1%Structure Fires
    • 9613.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 355.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Covington, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Covington, WA
  • 73.8%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Covington, WA
  • 48.9%Electricity
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Covington compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Covington on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Asia (population 500+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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