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Covington is a city in Kenton County, in the Cincinnati metro area.

Covington is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after War of 1812 Gen. Leonard Covington

The latitude of Covington is 39.083N. The longitude is -84.508W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 509 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,687.


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Median household income
Local
$30,735
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Covington demographic reports
Covington is at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers
Known for the Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Bunning, baseball player
· David William Cowens, basketball player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Maifest - May 18-20, 2007
  • Goettafest - June 16-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Covington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Devou Park, Big Bone Lick State Park
Historic sites and museums: Behringer/Crawford Museum, Railway Exposition Museum, MainStrasse Old World Village
Colleges and universities: Southwestern College of Business
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 129

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Covington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kenton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cincinnati area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 41014 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Covington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Covington was $16,841, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Covington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Covington include Austinberg Historic District, Covington Downtown Commercial Historic District, Helentown Historic District, Riverside Drive Historic District, West Side-Main Strasse Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $793.


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Libraries in Covington include Kenton County Public Library District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Covington include Kentucky Post

TV stations in Covington include WCVN.

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Kenton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.

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Covington restaurants taking online reservations include Mike Fink ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Covington workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Covington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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