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Preston, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Preston had a population of 1,027 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 42.049 and longitude -90.3974 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Preston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Preston (GNIS ID: 2396273) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Preston is located within Township of Van Buren, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Preston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Preston, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,027
Population in Households 1,027
Population in Familes 845
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,067
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 426
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $103,608
Average Home Value $117,767


Median Household Income $51,836
Average Household Income $60,215
Per Capita Income $24,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.0%
Households 0.3% 0.09%
Families 0.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Preston, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 282 72nd
Population Density1 # 268 74th
Diversity Index2 # 633 37th
Median Household Income # 536 47th
Per Capita Income # 696 31st

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