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Population in 2012: 219 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +93.8%
Males: 121  (55.4%)
Females: 98  (44.6%)

Median resident age:  48.1 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 65732

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,061 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Preston:

$53,061
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,340

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,912 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Preston:

$82,912
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,888; Detached houses: $89,547; Mobile homes: $116,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 218 (97.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Preston: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.6%), United States (16.9%), Irish (14.8%), English (5.9%), Dutch (3.4%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1947

Elevation: 1046 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,291 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

26 residents are foreign born

This town:  15.2%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Preston, Missouri as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Preston to the number of sex offenders is 37 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $406 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $370 (0.4%)

Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (51.8 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (107.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (398.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cross Timbers, MO (2.4 miles) , Hermitage, MO (2.4 miles ), Urbana, MO (2.7 miles ), Wheatland, MO (3.2 miles ), Macks Creek, MO (3.6 miles ), Louisburg, MO (3.7 miles) , Climax Springs, MO (3.8 miles) , Weaubleau, MO (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 93.21 W

Area code: 417

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.9%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Retail trade (42%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Preston town center injured 19 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F3 tornado 16.0 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 47 people and caused $53 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from Preston center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/2/1991 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from Preston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hickory County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Preston, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Southwest Baptist University (about 26 miles; Bolivar, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,210)
  • Drury University (about 51 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 51 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 6,501)
  • Missouri State University (about 52 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 14,879)
  • State Fair Community College (about 53 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 64 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Lincoln University (about 72 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,172)

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Notable location: Preston Area Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hickory County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Preston, MO

Preston compared to Missouri 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Preston travel time to work - commute


Preston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)

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Religion statistics for Preston town (based on Hickory County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.70%
Here41.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents41.2%19.9%9.7%7.8%6.7%
Congregations24.1%17.2%10.3%10.3%3.4%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOld Order AmishOther
Adherents4.4%2.9%2.2%1.7%3.4%
Congregations6.9%3.4%3.4%3.4%17.2%
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: 1
Hickory County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hickory County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.78 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hickory County:

10.6%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hickory County:

28.7%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
Missouri:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Preston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($22.83)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.57)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.57)
    Fire Protection: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($22.83)

Preston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($27.40)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $3,000 ($13.70)

Preston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($296.80)

8.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.98%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, MO  1.02% ($33,032 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.92% ($42,536)
from Dallas County, MO  0.56% ($32,235)


8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, MO  1.56% ($21,723 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  1.26% ($21,289)
to Dallas County, MO  0.70% ($22,524)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMRF (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARSHFIELD, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYOO (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BOLIVAR, MO; Owner: KYOO COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLFJ (1550 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: 127, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • KJEL (103.7 FM; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKJ (98.5 FM; WINDSOR, MO; Owner: D & H MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYOO-FM (99.1 FM; HALF WAY, MO; Owner: KYOO COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KTXR (101.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: STEREO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLRQ (96.1 FM; CLINTON, MO; Owner: B & F BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCVO-FM (91.7 FM; CAMDENTON, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KRMS-FM (93.5 FM; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBFL (99.9 FM; BUFFALO, MO; Owner: MEYER-BALDRIDGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • KYTV (Channel 3; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPR (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SPRINGFIELD LICENSE LLC)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KOLR (Channel 10; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: VHR SPRINGFIELD LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDEB-TV (Channel 27; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: QUORUM OF MISSOURI LICENSE, LLC)
  • K64FQ (Channel 64; LEBANON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

Preston fatal accident list:

Apr 2, 1994 09:48 AM, 54, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Preston)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, W Side Of Us 65 0.4 Mi N Of Int Us 54 In (Lat: 37.947806 Lon: -93.208250), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WNTA908
    Assigned Frequencies: 2180.80 MHz, 2185.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/1999, Expiration Date: 12/28/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2007
    Registrant: Southwest Electric Cooperative, 1023 S Springfield, Bolivar, MO 65613, Phone: (417) 326-5244, Fax: (417) 326-6871, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KK0Y, Licensee ID: L01308196
    Grant Date: 07/25/2007, Expiration Date: 10/21/2017, Certifier: Claude E Linch
    Registrant: Claude E Linch, Rt 1 Box 93 2, Preston, MO 65732
  • Call Sign: NC0G
    Grant Date: 03/17/1998, Expiration Date: 03/17/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2010
    Registrant: Betty L Murphy, Preston, MO 65732
  • Call Sign: WA0RFN, Licensee ID: L00814638
    Grant Date: 02/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/10/2014, Certifier: Charles W Webster
    Registrant: Charles W Webster, Rt 1 Box 16, Preston, MO 65732
  • Call Sign: WB6SVD, Licensee ID: L01322149
    Grant Date: 09/10/2007, Expiration Date: 08/06/2017, Certifier: James L Kinslow
    Registrant: James L Kinslow, Rt 1 Box 148, Preston, MO 65732
  • Call Sign: WB6YRE
    Grant Date: 03/31/1995, Expiration Date: 03/31/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2007
    Registrant: Lula C Kinslow, Rt 1 Box 148, Preston, MO 65732


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Preston


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