Preston, Kansas

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Preston is a city in Pratt County, Kansas, United States. The population was 164 at the 2000 census.



Preston is located at 37°45′36″N 98°33′16″W / 37.76°N 98.55444°W / 37.76; -98.55444 (37.759981, -98.554549)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 164 people, 70 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 352.3 people per square mile (134.7/km²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 208.4/sq mi (79.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.17% White, 0.61% Native American, 0.61% Pacific Islander, and 0.61% from two or more races.

There were 70 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $31,429. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,899. About 8.9% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Although the city has been considered to be dying, the city is being revitalized. An Arizona undertaker has announced plans to build a crematorium in the city, helping to revive business there.[4]

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