Covington, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 2
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Established (y–m–d): 1815-02-08
Incorporated: 1834-02-24
County: Kenton
Area Development NKADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: City Manager
Type of Election (City Officials): Non-Partisan
City Waives Primary Election (City Officials): No

Interactive Map (Courtesy Kentucky Geography Network)

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Submitted By Rob Sanders
Covington Skyline

Notes: First known as the "Point"; renamed in honor of Gen. Leonard Wales Covington, War of 1812 veteran. 1980 population: 49,567. Under Ordinance O-30-07, the city will elect the Mayor & Commissioners through a non-partisan field system, effective 2008.
Population Estimates:
1990: 43635
1991: 43006
1992: 42263
1993: 41958
1994: 41513
1995: 41182
1996: 40772
1997: 40596
1998: 40326
1999: 40099
2000: 43358
2001: 43180
2002: 42845
2003: 42687
*Compiled by the Ky. State Data Center. Population Estimates may change as city boundaries are adjusted.
City Links:
  ADD Website
  City Website
  County Website
  Tourism Website

County Links:
  Genealogy Trails
  Kenton Co. Genealogy
  Kenton County Library
  Kenton County PVA
  Northern Kentucky Website
Mayor 
Chuck Scheper
Meeting Times: 
Every other Tue 7:00pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
Website: 
www.covingtonky.gov
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 43,370   1990: 43,264   1980: 49,585   1970: 52,535


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 40,997
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 40,640
 2014-10-31  Declaration & Ordinance (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (City Manager), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation. Filing includes Ordinance O-25-14 declaring election of city officers shall be nonpartisan.
 2014-08-06  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (City Manager), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2011-10-24  Commissioners' Order/Resolution  O/R-248-11    Recognizes Denny Bowman's service as Mayor from 1988 to 2000 & from 2009 to October 4, 2011.
 2011-10-24  Notification of Resignation      Mayor
 2011-09-30  Notification of Vacancy      Mayor
 2011-07-13  Transfer of Incorporated Property (TIFF) (PDF)  O/R-13-11  MAPPABLE  Transfers 2 parcels (9.667a) to Taylor Mill; accepts 2 parcels (19.471a) from Taylor Mill
 2009-05-14  Notification of Resignation & Appointment      City Commissioner
 2007-08-20  Repeal of Ward Residency  O-31-07    Repealed O-49-05 which required minimum one-year Ward residency for candidates.
 2007-08-20  Abolishment of Ward Election System  O-30-07    Repealed Ordinance O-44-05 which divided the city into 4 wards. Effective for 2008 General Election.
 1993-09-30  Census      Population: 43,646 (1990)
 1983-06-16  Census      Population: 49,567 (1980)
 1981-03-02  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE