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People

Total Population 3,398
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 22.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,044
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 29.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,786
% Above Poverty Level 56.1%
% Below Poverty Level 43.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 53.9%
Median Gross Rent $355
Median House Value $98,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 11.5%

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

Prestonsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles S of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Floyd
Standard Zip Codes 41653
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.665
Longitude -82.771

Prestonsburg 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 PAINTSVILLE 1 E
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station WILLIAMSON
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station WEST LIBERTY
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bonanza (41653)

Cliff (41653)

Dock (41653)

Emma (41653)

Endicott (41653)

Hippo (41653)

Lancer (41653)

Sloan (41653)

Watergap (41653)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen 211 $44,375
Martin 713 $19,934
Paintsville 4,251 $49,877
Pippa Passes 527 $79,167
Salyersville 1,754 $31,544
Wayland 370 $27,500

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

Prestonsburg Public Libraries

Library
Floyd County Library
161 NORTH ARNOLD AVENUE
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
(606) 886-2981
Library Web Site

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Prestonsburg Hospitals

HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
5000 KENTUCKY RTE 321
(606) 886-8511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Prestonsburg High Schools

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PRESTONSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
825 BLACKCAT BLVD
606-886-2252
A Title I School.
Serves 643 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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478 MEADOW BR
606-886-1037
A Non-traditional School
Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30

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