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Preston, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Preston had a population of 5,412 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 42.0989 and longitude -111.8784 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Preston (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,715 feet.

The City of Preston (GNIS ID: 2411490) 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.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Preston is located within Preston Division of Franklin 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Preston: City of Preston, Worm Creek.

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


Total Population 5,412
Population in Households 5,331
Population in Familes 4,771
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 815
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,828
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,338 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $160,417
Average Home Value $206,623


Median Household Income $48,871
Average Household Income $61,427
Per Capita Income $20,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.75%
Households 0.69% 0.8%
Families 0.9% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho 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 # 32 86th
Population Density1 # 125 45th
Diversity Index2 # 120 48th
Median Household Income # 67 71st
Per Capita Income # 112 51st

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