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The City of Preston had a population of 161 as of July 1, 2016. Preston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 37.7583 and longitude -98.5555 in Pratt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Preston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pratt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,834 feet.

The City of Preston (GNIS ID: 2396274) 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 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pratt 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: Silverton.

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


Total Population 161
Population in Households 161
Population in Familes 136
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 344
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 68
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $167,857


Median Household Income $61,371
Average Household Income $84,372
Per Capita Income $35,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.49%
Households 0.24% 0.29%
Families 1.78% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 481 29th
Population Density1 # 546 19th
Diversity Index2 # 410 39th
Median Household Income # 67 90th
Per Capita Income # 26 96th

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