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Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Prestonsburg had a population of 3,057 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Prestonsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,057
Daytime Population: Workers 4,235
Daytime Population: Residents 1,946
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.02
Population in Households 2,768
Population in Familes 2,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density2 241
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $27,464
Average Household Income $45,368
Per Capita Income $20,887


Total Housing Units 1,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 720 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 585 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $90,665
Average Home Value $139,216


Total Households 1,305
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 767
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.86% -0.68%
Households -0.7% -0.73%
Families -0.56% -0.88%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2017 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 # 117 79th
Population Density # 483 11th
Diversity Index # 350 35th
Median Household Income # 493 9th
Per Capita Income # 316 42nd

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