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Covington is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The latitude of Covington is 47.348N. The longitude is -122.113W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,294.


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Median household income
Local
$63,711
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Covington demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Jenkins Prairie
The community was born when the Northern Pacific Railroad built a line between Auburn and Kanasket in the 1880s. Covington was created as a stop along that line.

Following the arrival of the railroad, the area quickly became a popular lumbering area.

The community incorporated in 1997.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Covington Days Festival - 27-29 July 2007
Dates often change. Check Covington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Jenkins Creek Park

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18% of Covington residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $22,230, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Covington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,336.


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Libraries in Covington include Covington Library ... View libraries

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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Covington political report.

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The average commute time for Covington workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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