Preston, Nebraska

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Population in 2012: 28 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -44.0%
Males: 15  (54.2%)
Females: 13  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68355

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,279 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Preston:

$29,279
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,849 (it was $10,009 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,947 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Preston:

$75,947
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,611; Detached houses: $83,611
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Preston races chart
  • White alone - 23 (82.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (10.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (3.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (3.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Preston: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.5%), Swedish (8.8%), English (3.8%), Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 447 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Preston, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston village:

  • Never married: 7.5%
  • Now married: 92.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

6 residents are foreign born (10.2% Europe).

This village:  10.2%
Nebraska:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $867 (1.2%)

Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (40.9 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (81.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (428.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Reserve, KS (2.2 miles) , Rulo, NE (2.2 miles ), Falls City, NE (2.2 miles ), Big Lake, MO (3.0 miles) , Hamlin, KS (3.2 miles) , Fortescue, MO (3.3 miles) , Salem, NE (3.4 miles) , Morrill, KS (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.03 N, Longitude: 95.52 W

Preston household income distribution Preston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+25.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (73%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (75%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Preston, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Preston village center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/5/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.5 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 423.0 miles away from Preston center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 379.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from Preston center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city 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 Richardson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Preston:

  • CAREAGE ESTATES OF FALLS CITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • KETTER MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • FALLS CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • NORTHEAST KANSAS MULTI COUNTY HHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • HIAWATHA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • HIAWATHA PLACE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Highland Community College (about 18 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 41 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 44 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Washburn University (about 70 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Grantham University (about 71 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 74 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 76 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)

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Richardson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.2%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Preston compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Preston village (based on Richardson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.59%
Here: 58.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%17.9%16.5%15.1%13.8%
Congregations15.6%21.9%12.5%9.4%9.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA) The (Ashland, Ohio) Brethren ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.5%1.6%3.7%
Congregations3.1%3.1%6.3%3.1%15.6%
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: 2
Richardson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Richardson County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

10.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Richardson County:

30.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.6%
State:

12.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$17
Totals for Government 0$0 3$17

4.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200526,006 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.44% ($29,733 average AGI)
from Nemaha County, NE  0.44% ($24,467)
from Brown County, KS  0.35% ($18,833)


5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200626,132 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.82% ($24,821 average AGI)
to Nemaha County, NE  0.50% ($31,294)
to Douglas County, NE  0.47% ($20,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Preston Siding 1.0 Mi At 292 Deg (Lat: 40.035000 Lon: -95.533861), Overall height: 25.3 m, Call Sign: WHI840
    Assigned Frequencies: 2181.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/1998, Expiration Date: 04/22/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

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