Preston, Idaho

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Preston, Idaho

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 7% Preston Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Preston Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 17% Preston Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Preston, Idaho

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 10
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
Median Family Income 5 7
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 1
People Living Alone 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 9
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Preston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles N of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 395 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 83263
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.096
Longitude -111.875

Preston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 87 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 16.2 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 49 to 88 F
Oct Temp 29 to 63 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
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Preston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,682 100%
Male 2,292 49%
Female 2,390 51%
Under 18 1,652 35.3%
18+ 3,030 64.7%
65+ 669 14.3%
Median Age 28.3
Average Family Size 3.5
White 4,458 95.2%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 6 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.4%
Other 146 3.1%
Mixed Race 44 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 236 5%

Estimated Preston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,019
Growth 337
Growth % 7.2%

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
English 31.8%
US/American 15.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
German 9.1%
Danish 8.1%
Scottish 4.4%
Irish 3.1%
Swedish 2.9%
Norwegian 2.7%
Italian 1.9%
Swiss 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.4%
Welsh 0.9%
European 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Preston 4,682 $39,537
Clifton 213 $36,667
Dayton 444 $37,308
Franklin 641 $34,191
Malad City 2,158 $38,068
Weston 425 $35,750

Preston Public Libraries

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Preston, Idaho
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Preston High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 710 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Serves 56 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

Preston Colleges

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Nephi, Utah 88.5   18.6% 10.9% 12.3% 21 $43,327 11.1% 3% 4,733 10% 29 2.3% 1.1
2. Bremen, Indiana 83.5   26.2% 15.9% 12.2% 18 $47,768 7.9% 8.6% 4,486 6.5% 17.2 0.6% 0.7
3. Montpelier, Idaho 79.5   26.8% 16.6% 11.5% 17 $33,639 7.5% 3.3% 2,785 12.9% 3.2 2% 0.7
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