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The City of Preston had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Preston: Silverton.

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


Total Population 166
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 88
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 355
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $61,399
Average Household Income $85,394
Per Capita Income $35,960


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $105,556
Average Home Value $205,172


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 49
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 0.68% 0.24%
Households 0.61% 0.0%
Families 1.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.27%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 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 # 472 30th
Population Density # 538 20th
Diversity Index # 378 44th
Median Household Income # 84 88th
Per Capita Income # 35 95th

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