Prestonsburg, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Prestonsburg had a population of 3,438 as of July 1, 2015. Prestonsburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prestonsburg is located at latitude 37.7016 and longitude -82.7518 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prestonsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Prestonsburg (GNIS ID: 2404571) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Prestonsburg is located within Prestonsburg Division of Floyd County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prestonsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prestonsburg: Prestonburg, Prestons Station, Prestonsburgh, Surlocks Station.

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Prestonsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,438
Population in Households 3,017
Population in Familes 2,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 421
Population Density1 271
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,434
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 845
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 773 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 661 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $89,463
Average Home Value $99,968


Median Household Income $29,092
Average Household Income $44,524
Per Capita Income $19,132
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 0.68%
Households 0.83% 0.82%
Families 1.07% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Prestonsburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prestonsburg to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 80th
Population Density1 # 461 12th
Diversity Index2 # 347 34th
Median Household Income # 432 18th
Per Capita Income # 311 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.