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Preston, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Preston had a population of 5,501 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Preston, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,501
Daytime Population: Workers 2,248
Daytime Population: Residents 3,175
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,423
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 5,421
Population in Familes 4,839
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 828
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $48,301
Average Household Income $61,522
Per Capita Income $20,975


Total Housing Units 1,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,369 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $167,479
Average Home Value $207,761


Total Households 1,862
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.82%
Households 0.85% 0.87%
Families 1.02% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2017 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 # 30 87th
Population Density # 122 47th
Diversity Index # 120 48th
Median Household Income # 71 69th
Per Capita Income # 124 46th

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