Preston, Iowa

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Preston is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 949 at the 2000 census.



Preston is located at 42°3′1″N 90°23′41″W / 42.05028°N 90.39472°W / 42.05028; -90.39472 (42.050332, -90.394681)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 949 people, 417 households, and 250 families residing in the city. The population density was 962.2 people per square mile (370.1/km²). There were 433 housing units at an average density of 439.0/sq mi (168.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.89% White and 0.11% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,909, and the median income for a family was $47,375. Males had a median income of $32,150 versus $22,031 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,639. About 4.0% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.


Preston High School has approximately 350 students enrolled as of 2008. The school colors are red and black and their mascot is the Trojans.

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