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Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Prestonsburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Prestonsburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Floyd County at latitude 37.6657 and longitude -82.7715. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Prestonsburg (see map) encompass a land area of 12.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles.

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

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Prestonsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,380
Population in Households 3,040
Population in Familes 2,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 340
Population Density1 266
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,447
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 656 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $91,091
Average Home Value $100,948


Median Household Income $28,665
Average Household Income $43,346
Per Capita Income $19,027
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.89% 0.51%
Households 1.24% 0.6%
Families 1.52% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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, 2014 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 # 111 79th
Population Density1 # 463 12th
Diversity Index2 # 341 36th
Median Household Income # 429 18th
Per Capita Income # 313 40th

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