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Welcome to Covington ...

The city of Covington is located on Puget Sound.

Covington is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Covington: CUV-ing-ton<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Covington, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Covington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Covingtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Covington has a population of 21,157 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Covington is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Covington lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Covington lies within the (253) area code.

The ZIP code for Covington: 98042<6>

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 21,157 people. This is an increase of 20.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 53.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 17,575 people. This makes Covington the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Covington represents 0.26% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,575 people, the population of Covington increased 27.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,783 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), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (3).

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.

  • Seattle
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Tacoma
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellevue
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Kent
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Renton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Federal Way
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Auburn
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Sammamish
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Burien
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Puyallup
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)

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. 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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Covington.

The official website for Covington:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Covington. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Covington.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Covington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<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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