Introduction to Covington, Kentucky

Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton county, is located 6 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Covington History

The city of Covington was founded in the year 1815. The land was named by the Kentucky General Assembly. At the time of incorporation, Covington was a part of the Campbell County. The German immigrants resulted in the growth in the city’s population after 1830. The resurgence has continued and in the 21st century Covington has originated as an appropriate place to live.

Covington and nearby Attractions

  • Behringer/ Crawford Museum
  • MainStrasse Old World Village
  • Railway Exposition Museum
  • Fort Ancient
  • Grant Birthplace
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Sit

Things To Do In Covington

Tourists may visit the parks including Goebels Park and Devou Park which provide various recreational facilities. Spence Church and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption are among the local churches. Tourists interested in wild life can visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. One may also take a trip to the Newport Aquarium.

Covington Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is one of the nearest airports.

Covington Higher Education

Northern Kentucky Technical College and Southwestern College of Business are among the local colleges. Residents can also avail higher education from Xavier University.


Total Population 40,845
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 17,541
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 31.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,749
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,841
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,299


Median Family Income $46,472
% Above Poverty Level 72.8%
% Below Poverty Level 27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%


People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $97,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 16.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Covington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Kenton
Standard Zip Codes 41011, 41014, 41015, 41016, 41017, 41018
P.O. Box Zip Codes 41012
Company Zip Codes 41019
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.083
Longitude -84.508

Covington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Covington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cov (41011)

Crescent Park (41017)

Decoursey (41011)

Dixie (41017)

Kenton Hills (41011)

Kentonvale (41015)

Latonia (41015)

Lookout Heights (41011)

Rosedale (41015)

Rouse (41014)

Ryland (41015)

South Fort Mitchell (41017)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 5,921 $68,098
Ludlow 4,547 $54,250
Newport 15,428 $52,294
Park Hills 2,990 $69,943
Southgate 3,821 $52,564
Woodlawn 252 $71,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Covington Public Libraries

Kenton County Public Library
Covington, Kentucky
(859) 962-4060
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Covington Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(859) 292-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Covington High Schools

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A Title I School.
Serves 1,316 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

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