Quick Glance


Strategically located on the Highway 18 corridor midway between Interstate 5 and Interstate 90, Covington has seen rapid commercial and residential growth in the past decade.  The community offers high median incomes, ample developable land, and a few redevelopment opportunities.  The city has invested over $40 million in transportation improvements in the past four years and recently overhauled its downtown zoning to allow for greater flexibility and higher densities.  This includes multi-family opportunities such as apartments, condominiums, and cottage housing, along with significant retail and office possibilities.

  • 17,575 residents (2010 US Census)
  • 6.5 square miles
  • Strong retail core with big brands (Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Costco, Fred Meyer)
  • Family-oriented, safe neighborhoods
  • 80% of the population in family households
  • 51% of the population under 35
  • Over 25% of residents - age 25 or older - have four years or more of college
  • Views of Mt. Rainier throughout the city
  • 83% owner-occupied homes
  • 135 acres of parks and open spaces
  • Strong community services