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Welcome to Covington ...
The city of Covington is located on Puget Sound.
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: www.ci.covington.wa.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.covingtonchamber.org/
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.
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.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Covington: www.ci.covington.wa.us/
The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 02 Oct 2023