Prestonsburg, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Prestonsburg had a population of 3,354 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Prestonsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,354
Population in Households 3,065
Population in Familes 2,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $28,708
Average Household Income $49,835
Per Capita Income $22,839


Total Housing Units 1,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 812 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $93,241
Average Home Value $141,584


Total Households 1,446
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 844
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.02%
Households 0.63% 0.03%
Families 0.67% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Prestonsburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prestonsburg to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 80th
Population Density # 474 12th
Diversity Index # 351 35th
Median Household Income # 483 11th
Per Capita Income # 281 48th

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