Preston, Minnesota

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Population in 2022: 1,320 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 628  (47.6%)
Females: 692  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Minnesota median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 55965.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $55,034 (it was $37,016 in 2000)
Preston:

$55,034
MN:

$82,338

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $35,286 (it was $18,578 in 2000)

Preston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $169,366 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Preston:

$169,366
MN:

$314,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $289,499; detached houses: $294,939; townhouses or other attached units: $227,315; in 2-unit structures: $163,762; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,629; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,606; mobile homes: $177,508; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $91,409

Median gross rent in 2022: $586.

March 2022 cost of living index in Preston: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Preston, MN (2022)
    • 1,13992.9%White alone
    • 463.8%Hispanic
    • 90.7%Two or more races
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Preston by year

Type

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(154.4)
2
(155.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(153.6)
2
(154.4)
1
(77.5)
1
(77.8)
5
(392.2)
2
(152.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(77.3)
12
(921.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(232.6)
9
(700.4)
3
(235.3)
18
(1,369)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(153.6)
1
(77.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(155.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index3.159.947.945.745.936.9132.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Preston, MN

Crime rate in Preston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 3 (3 officers - 3 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Minnesota average:

1.76
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Ancestries: American (28.1%), German (23.1%), Norwegian (19.1%), English (7.5%), European (3.8%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 561 people per square mile   (low).

Preston, Minnesota map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,616 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,792 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (31.3 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (102.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (257.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fountain, MN (2.3 miles ),
Lanesboro, MN (2.5 miles ),
Whalan, MN (3.0 miles),
Harmony, MN (3.0 miles ),
Wykoff, MN (3.1 miles ),
Canton, MN (3.5 miles ),
Chatfield, MN (3.6 miles ),
Peterson, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 92.08 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): America's Trout Capital

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Preston, MN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Preston, MN in 2022
Preston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 4 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2021: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $101,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $61,500
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $296,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Preston, MN residents
Average permit cost in Preston, MN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

2.6%
Most common industries in Preston, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Food (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.4%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Preston, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)

Average climate in Preston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Preston, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Preston city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.1 miles away from Preston center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from Preston center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 400.2 miles away from Preston center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 422.1 miles away from Preston center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from Preston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fillmore County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Preston:

  • FILLMORE PLACE ("110 FILLMORE PLACE SE, BOX 15A")
  • FILLMORE COUNTY PHNS (902 HOUSTON STREET NORTHWEST SUITE 2)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOME CARE (200 ST PAUL STREET)
  • PRESTON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER ("608 WINONA ST, PO BOX 607")

Airports located in Preston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Luther College (about 29 miles; Decorah, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,700)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 33 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Winona State University (about 34 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 37 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Viterbo University (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public elementary/middle school in Preston:

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Library in Preston:

  • PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $97,239; Location: 101 ST PAUL ST NW; 34,367 books; 15,187 e-books; 1,486 audio materials; 3,487 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Preston: Peddlers Roast Campground (A), Fillmore County Fairgrounds (B), Pine Tree Apple Orchards (C), Fillmore County Courthouse (D), Fillmore County Sheriffs Office (E), Preston Public Library (F), Preston Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Saint Columban Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Divine Word Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Preston United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Crown Hill Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Camp Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Preston: Preston Overlook (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Country Trails Inn & Suites (809 Highway 52).

Fillmore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Preston in 2000:

  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • F & M Community Bank, National Association: at 100 St. Anthony Street North, branch established on 1911/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.1 mil, Deposits: $78.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Preston:

Marital status in Preston, MN
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Preston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Preston, MN (based on Fillmore County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,01641
Evangelical Protestant4,59624
Catholic4,2238
Other791
None952-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Fillmore County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Fillmore County:

13.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fillmore County:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

26.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

9.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.5%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Preston:

9.7%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Preston:

35.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Preston:

57.5%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Preston:

76.5%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Preston, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 4$25,732$77,1960$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,253$65,0120$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$17,953$71,8124$1,984
Health 2$10,202$61,21238$9,891
Other and Unallocable 1$4,487$53,8441$1,612
Streets and Highways 1$5,547$66,5640$0
Local Libraries 1$4,577$54,9243$3,578
Sewerage 1$5,973$71,6760$0
Water Supply 1$5,599$67,1880$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$56
Firefighters 0$0 27$7,900
Totals for Government 17$96,325$67,99474$25,020

Preston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $200,000 ($151.52)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,937,000 ($1467.42)
    Water Utilities: $469,000 ($355.30)
    General - Other: $333,000 ($252.27)
    Sewerage: $314,000 ($237.88)
    Police Protection: $311,000 ($235.61)
    Financial Administration: $287,000 ($217.42)
    Regular Highways: $245,000 ($185.61)
    Health - Other: $160,000 ($121.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $143,000 ($108.33)
    Libraries: $109,000 ($82.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000 ($68.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($9.85)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($6.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($97.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $91,000 ($68.94)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($62.88)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($41.67)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($24.24)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($21.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($10.61)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($6.06)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($5.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($5.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($18.94)

Preston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $412,000 ($312.12)
    Other: $209,000 ($158.33)
    Hospital Public: $172,000 ($130.30)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($45.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($24.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $192,000 ($145.45)
    Other: $33,000 ($25.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $159,000 ($120.45)
    Special Assessments: $121,000 ($91.67)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($5.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($3.03)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,983,000 ($1502.27)
    Water Utilities: $472,000 ($357.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $498,000 ($377.27)
    Other: $47,000 ($35.61)
  • Tax - Property: $798,000 ($604.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $20,000 ($15.15)
    Other License: $9,000 ($6.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($2.27)

Preston government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,718,000 ($4331.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,131,000 ($3887.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $587,000 ($444.70)

Preston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,988,000 ($1506.06)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • KFIL (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • K223AH (92.5 FM; PETERSON, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KCZQ (102.3 FM; CRESCO, IA; Owner: MEGA MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSE (88.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SAINT OLAF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K52HH (Channel 52; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Preston fatal accident list:

Apr 15, 2004 10:10 PM, Sr-16, Lat: 43.685548, Lon: -92.093771, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
May 21, 2004 09:30 AM, Us-52, Sr-16, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 6, 2000 01:24 PM, Sr-16, Lat: 43.685548, Lon: -92.093771, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1979 10:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 74.8mTotal length
  • $526,000,000Total costs
  • 18,271Total average daily traffic
  • 782Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,531Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Preston, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 52010-2019
  • 22020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Preston, MN
Most common first names in Preston, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2281.0 years
Anna1487.8 years
William1279.7 years
James1182.6 years
Helen1176.0 years
Evelyn1080.1 years
Clarence1083.5 years
George986.3 years
Margaret979.9 years
Elmer982.9 years
Most common last names in Preston, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1381.5 years
Anderson1276.7 years
Sikkink1284.9 years
Scheevel1281.2 years
Gartner1280.2 years
Olson1180.3 years
Johnson1173.2 years
Hahn1180.4 years
Miller1080.2 years
Marzolf979.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Preston, MN
  • 86.1%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 2.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Preston, MN
  • 59.5%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Preston compared to Minnesota 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Preston on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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