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People

Total Population 4,729
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,378
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,942
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,151
Median House Value $244,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 22%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NORWICH PUB UTIL PLANT
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
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
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

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

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

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