Preston, Connecticut

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Preston, Connecticut

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High Points

Preston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 18% Preston College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Preston, Connecticut

Comparing Preston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 4
Senior Citizens 4 6
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 7 5


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to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 3


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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5

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Preston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06351, 06365
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.55
Longitude -71.98

Preston Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station GROTON
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Preston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,688 100%
Male 2,345 50%
Female 2,343 50%
Under 18 1,049 22.4%
18+ 3,639 77.6%
65+ 656 14%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.95
White 4,483 95.6%
African-American 35 0.7%
Asian 54 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 0.8%
Other 24 0.5%
Mixed Race 52 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 65 1.4%

Estimated Preston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,867
Growth 179
Growth % 3.8%

Preston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Polish 14.8%
Irish 13.8%
Italian 12.2%
English 11.2%
German 9.5%
French (except Basque) 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
French Canadian 5%
US/American 4.7%
Scottish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Swedish 1.3%
Danish 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Cape Verdean 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
European 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Preston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baltic (06351)
Hopeville (06351)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Preston Public Libraries

Preston Public Library
389 ROUTE 2
Preston, Connecticut
(860) 886-1010

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