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Welcome to Covington ...

The city of Covington is located in Kenton County<1>.



Covington was established in 1814.

When the people of Covington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Covingtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Covington has a population of 40,403 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Covington is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Covington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Covington is within the boundaries of the (859) area code.

The ZIP codes for Covington: 41011-41012, 41014, 41016, 41019<5>

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website: www.covingtonky.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 40,403 people. This is a decrease of 0.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 40,640 people (or 25.44% of the total population of Kenton County). This makes Covington the county's most populous community.

The population of Covington represents 0.94% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 40,640 people, the population of Covington decreased 6.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 43,370 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Covington.

Communities Also Named Covington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Covington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Covington.

Communities near Covington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Covington.

  • Fairfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield is located in Hamilton County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,603 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield <7>
  • Florence
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Independence
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence is located in Kenton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,903 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence <7>
  • Norwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
    • Norwood is located in Hamilton County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,696 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood <7>
  • Erlanger
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Forest Park
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park is located in Hamilton County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,534 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Park <7>
  • Sharonville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Loveland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveland
    • Loveland is located in Clermont County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,145 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loveland <7>
  • Blue Ash
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ash
    • Blue Ash is located in Hamilton County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,492 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ash <7>
  • Harrison
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison is located in Hamilton County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,199 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Covington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Covington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Covington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Covington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Covington. Our list includes 41 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Covington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Covington ...

Looking for more information about Covington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Covington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Covington.

Adding Covington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Covington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Covington was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Covington on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Covington.

The official website for Covington: www.covingtonky.com/

The official website for Kenton County: www.kentoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Kenton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Covington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Covington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Covington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Covington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Covington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Covington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Covington includes: 41011, 41014, 41016 & 41019.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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