Preston, Minnesota

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Preston, Minnesota

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
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Top 5% trophy Preston Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Preston Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Preston Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Preston, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Preston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles SE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fillmore
Standard Zip Codes 55965
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.67
Longitude -92.083

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 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 39.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
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Preston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,426 100%
Male 717 50.3%
Female 709 49.7%
Under 18 335 23.5%
18+ 1,091 76.5%
65+ 345 24.2%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,411 98.9%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Preston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,377
Growth -49
Growth % -3.4%

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
Norwegian 34.7%
German 32.8%
Irish 5.4%
US/American 4.5%
Dutch 4.4%
English 3.1%
Swedish 2.5%
Scottish 1.9%
Danish 1.9%
Polish 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
European 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Sudanese 0.2%
Hungarian 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:

Carimona (55965)
Greenleafton (55965)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Preston 1,426 $50,234
Canton 343 $25,972
Chatfield 2,394 $53,625
Fountain 343 $49,583
Harmony 1,080 $38,750
Lanesboro 788 $43,571
Wykoff 460 $38,875

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