Preston, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Preston, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Preston had a population of 1,045 as of July 1, 2018. Preston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 42.0503 and longitude -90.414 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Preston 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.

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Preston, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,045
Population in Households 1,045
Population in Familes 851
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,085
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $56,432
Average Household Income $65,336
Per Capita Income $26,601


Total Housing Units 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $130,806


Total Households 430
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 288
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.3%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families 0.34% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

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, 2018 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 # 281 72nd
Population Density # 255 75th
Diversity Index # 781 23rd
Median Household Income # 468 54th
Per Capita Income # 708 30th

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