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Preston Preston Preston: Old farm truck on route 164 in front of Roseledge Country Farm Shoppe Preston: Historic John Meech House, Roseledge Herb Farm
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Population in 2010: 4,726. Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 

Males: 2,355  (49.8%)
Females: 2,371  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06360.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,253 (it was $54,942 in 2000)
Preston:

$72,253
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,520

Preston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $254,241 (it was $143,100 in 2000)
Preston:

$254,241
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $341,598; Detached houses: $346,156; Townhouses or other attached units: $218,114; In 2-unit structures: $163,585; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,585; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $216,510; Mobile homes: $86,604
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Preston races chart
  • White alone - 4,274 (90.4%)
  • Hispanic - 115 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 104 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 101 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 65 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.3%)

Races in Preston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Preston: 203.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.9%), Polish (16.9%), English (15.3%), Italian (13.8%), German (13.5%), French (11.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1687

Elevation: 190 feet

Land area: 30.9 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston town:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

164 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.5% Africa).

This town:  3.5%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Preston, Connecticut as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Preston to the number of sex offenders is 826 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Preston town:  1.3% ($1,847)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)
Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, CT (31.6 miles , pop. 54,740).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (73.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (113.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Norwich, CT (1.8 miles ), Mashantucket, CT (2.1 miles ), Ledyard, CT (2.2 miles ), Lisbon, CT (2.4 miles ), Gales Ferry, CT (2.6 miles ), Jewett City borough, CT (2.6 miles ), Griswold, CT (2.6 miles ), Oxoboxo River, CT (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $212,400
  • 2005: 41 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $247,200
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $226,100
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $229,900

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Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 72.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.8 miles away from the Preston town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from Preston center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Preston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New London County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: George D. Prentice - Newspaper editor, Henry Brewster Stanton - Abolitionist, David A. Starkweather - Politician, George Edwin Bissell - Sculptor, Frederick Whittlesey - Politician, George Anson Starkweather (New York) - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Preston:

  • HAMILTON PAVILION HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NORWICH, CT)
  • REGENCY HEIGHTS OF NORWICH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORWICH, CT)
  • UNCAS ON THAMES HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; NORWICH, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Preston, CT

Amtrak stations near Preston:

  • 5 miles: FOXWOOD CASINO (LEDYARD, ROUTE 2) - Bus Station
  • 12 miles: NEW LONDON (27 WATER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: MYSTIC (RTE. 1) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Preston:

  • 13 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 13 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 18 miles; Willimantic, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,426)
  • University of Connecticut (about 24 miles; Storrs, CT; FT enrollment: 21,191)
  • University of Rhode Island (about 26 miles; Kingston, RI; FT enrollment: 13,438)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 32 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 6,663)
  • Wesleyan University (about 33 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Manchester Community College (about 33 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 3,430)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 34 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 2,958)

Public elementary/middle schools in Preston:

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Library in Preston:

  • PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $159,392; Location: 389 ROUTE 2; 26,622 books; 18 e-books; 941 audio materials; 1,932 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is no more "preston city school" it has been taken down and preston veterns memorial school is now in its place.

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Notable locations in Preston: Long Society (A), SCRRRA Industrial Park (B), Poquetanuck Volunteer Fire Department (C), Preston City Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: Calvary Bible Church (A), Long Society Congregational Church (B), Preston City Congregational Church (C), Refuge House of Prayer (D), Saint Catherine Church (E), Saint Nicholas Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hebrew Cemetery (1), Smallpox Cemetery (2), Poquetanuck Cemetery (3), Long Society Cemetery (4), Gore Cemetery (5), Fobes-Amos Cemetery (6), Crary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cooks Pond (A), Gates Pond (B), Hallville Pond (C), Lewis Pond (D), Amos Lake (E), Avery Pond (F), Bates Pond (G), Ayer Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Main Brook (A), Miller Brook (B), Myers Brook (C), Rattlesnake Brook (D), Sheep Barn Brook (E), Shewville Brook (F), Rose Brook (G), Ayers Brook (H), Broad Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Preston include: Preston City Historic District (1), Preston Highway Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Captain Grant's-1754 (109 Route 2A) (1), The Mandrake Inn (124 Route 2A) (2), Roseledge Farm Bed & Breakfast (418 Route 164) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
New London County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.53
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.63. This is better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.63
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston and their reported violations in the past:

STRAWBERRY PARK (Population served: 950, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2001)
LINCOLN PARK ELDERLY HOUSING (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-1996), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-1996), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2005 and NOV-30-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2004 and NOV-28-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and FEB-15-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2005)
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JUL-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-1997), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1997)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.3%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.9%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Preston, CT

5 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Preston compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • Jewett City Savings Bank: Preston Branch at 353 Route 165, branch established on 2008/11/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $242.4 mil, Deposits: $197.0 mil, headquarters in Jewett City, CT, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Preston town (based on New London County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.41%
Here45.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchJewish
Adherents68.5%5.8%5.5%4.2%3.5%
Congregations19.5%11.8%11.2%6.5%4.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%1.3%1.1%1.0%6.7%
Congregations7.1%7.1%1.8%5.3%25.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
New London County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
New London County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Here:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 264
Here:

10.01 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New London County:

7.6%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
New London County:

22.4%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
Connecticut:

15.8%

6.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,547 average AGI)
New London County:

0.29%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Windham County, CT  0.55% ($34,428 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.44% ($58,618)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.38% ($52,650)


6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($953 average AGI)
New London County:

0.21%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Windham County, CT  0.59% ($36,914 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.38% ($45,089)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.34% ($52,016)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WSUB (980 AM; 1 kW; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WQGN-FM (105.5 FM; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLM (102.3 FM; STONINGTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCNI (90.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT COLLEGE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • W233AG (94.5 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WNPR (89.1 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC B/NG, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Preston, Connecticut:
  • Fatal accident count: 67
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 72
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 184
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Connecticut average:
  • Fatal accident count: 110
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 161
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 46
  • Fatalities: 119
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Preston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $14,000
Total average daily traffic: 33,704
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,252
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 16,853


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • PRESTON TRAN, 21 Route 12 (Lat: 41.489028 Lon: -72.065222), Type: Building, Structure height: 16 m, Call Sign: WQRG372
    Assigned Frequencies: 11658.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2013, Expiration Date: 05/08/2023, Certifier: Paul Zito
    Registrant: Ess, Inc., West Caldwell, NJ 07007, Phone: (856) 764-3809, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Preston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 13635 , Serial Number: 17262896, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Richard James Hartnett, 82 Cooktown Rd, Preston, CT 06365
  • Aircraft: GENERAL BALLOON CORP. AX-6 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 2461Z , Serial Number: 461, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Leslie H Barbour, 49 Westerly Road Apt 4, Preston, CT 06360
  • Aircraft: CENTRAIR 101A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 635CA , Serial Number: 101A0119, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen D Strader, 463 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6797V , Serial Number: 700069, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Kerry F Gentry, 32 Amos Rd, Preston, CT 06365


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 43
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Preston


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Businesses in Preston, CT

  • Dunkin Donuts: 2
  • Subway: 1


Preston on our top lists:

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  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Lynwood F. Crary (5)
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  • Timothy T. Tylaska (2)
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  • Brian Marquez (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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