About Covington

Covington is a vibrant, historic, urban city of over 40,000 residents. Founded in 1815 at the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers, we are located directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio. Covington enjoys a small town flavor with big city amenities. We are a city that embraces and celebrates the economic, cultural, and racial diversity of our residents.

While Covington lost population during the nationwide trend of urban flight, the city is experiencing a renaissance that includes new housing opportunities, high­-tech firms, creative businesses, and the arts. Covington enjoys 19 distinct neighborhoods, ranging in population from several hundred to 10,000 people. Historic preservation is a tightly held value for many Covingtonians, and many neighborhoods contain one of Covington’s 16 National Register Historic Districts. Most of our neighborhoods have active resident associations that engage residents in developing a sense of community, improving housing, enhancing safety, and beautifying public spaces. The many individual associations work together to address broader, citywide issues through the Covington Neighborhood Collaborative.

Covington has a history of strong partnerships amongst citizens, business, government, and community institutions that help make our city a highly desirable place to live and work. Together, we have have established a strong vision for the future of the city through community-­wide plans and through a demonstrated commitment to action on these plans. The Center for Great Neighborhoods is dedicated helping residents shape the future of Covington.