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Overview

Introduction to Covington, Washington

Covington, Washington, in King county, is 6 miles E of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 20 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

Covington History

This area was originally known as Jenkins Prairie. Covington was the name of a surveyor commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railroad to develop a railway line connecting Auburn and Kanaskat. One of the stops on this route was named after the surveyor. The area that developed around this stop was called Covington. It was incorporated as a city in August 1997.

Covington and nearby Attractions

  • Druids Glen Golf Club
  • Covington Aquatic Center
  • Meridian Valley Country Club
  • Lake Meridian Park
  • Camp Mc Cullough

Things To Do In Covington

Covington has amenities for many types of recreational activities. Lake Meridian provides fishing, swimming, boating, picnics, and other recreational activities. Lake Meridian Park has facilities for jogging and several types of sports. There are a number of golf courses nearby. One can visit Auburn or Tacoma for their museums and other unique attractions.

Covington Transportation

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Covington Higher Education

Green River Community College, Renton Technical College, and Bellevue Community College are some of the institutions where one can pursue higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,172
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+10,214
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$48,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,321
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,203

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,602
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone16.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,642
Median House Value$271,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.3%
German15.8%
Irish9%
English8.5%
Norwegian6.1%
Scottish3.5%
Italian3.4%
Swedish3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Polish1.6%
African1.4%
Arab1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Russian0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Syrian0.6%
Ethiopian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Covington Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98042
Phone Area Codes253,425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.36
Approximate Longitude-122.1

Covington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLANDSBURG
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp51 to 75 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationKENT
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 47 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Algona3,140$59,293
Auburn75,607$69,935
Black Diamond4,321$75,469
Kent125,492$69,862
Maple Valley25,093$107,913
Pacific7,042$57,694

Covington Public Schools

Covington Elementary School
17070 Se Wax Road
ZIP: 98042
(253) 373-7652
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Crestwood Elementary School
25225 180th Ave Se
ZIP: 98042
(253) 373-7634
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Jenkins Creek Elementary School
26915 186th Ave Se
ZIP: 98042
(253) 373-7331
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Kentwood High School
25800 164th Ave Se
ZIP: 98042
(253) 373-7680
High
Total Enrollment 2002
Mattson Middle School
16400 Se 251st St
ZIP: 98042
(253) 373-7670
Middle
Total Enrollment 605
Tahoma Senior High School
18200 Se 240th Street
ZIP: 98042
(425) 413-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1821

Covington Private Schools

Kentwood Christian Academy
26223 164th Ave Se
ZIP: 98042
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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