Preston, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,044. Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 557  (53.4%)
Females: 487  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13830.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,582 (it was $32,431 in 2000)
Preston:

$41,582
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,948 (it was $14,760 in 2000)

Preston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,292 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Preston:

$68,292
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $96,815; Detached houses: $112,876; In 2-unit structures: $85,197; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,707; Mobile homes: $70,240; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,745
Preston races chart
  • White alone - 1,010 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Preston: 142.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.3%), English (14.0%), Irish (12.1%), United States (12.1%), Italian (8.8%), Dutch (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 34.9 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (very low).

Preston,NY real estate house value index trend

Preston, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston town:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
New York:  22.6%

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

Preston town:  2.8% ($1,308)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (34.6 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (110.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (146.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Norwich, NY (2.2 miles ), Oxford, NY (2.2 miles ), McDonough, NY (2.4 miles ), Plymouth, NY (2.5 miles ), Pharsalia, NY (2.9 miles ), North Norwich, NY (2.9 miles ), Smithville, NY (3.1 miles ), German, NY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.51 N, Longitude: 75.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

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

5.6%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

Work and jobs in Preston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Preston, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Preston town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the town center caused $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from Preston center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 255.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from Preston center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 214.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chenango County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Birthplace of: Frederick Vernon Coville - 19th-20th century botanist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Preston:

  • HOSPICE OF CHENANGO COUNTY (Hospital, about 5 miles away; NORWICH, NY)
  • NORWICH REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORWICH, NY)
  • CHENANGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; NORWICH, NY)
  • N Y S VETS HOME AT OXFORD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OXFORD, NY)
  • VALLEY VIEW MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORWICH, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Colgate University (about 22 miles; Hamilton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,094)
  • Morrisville State College (about 27 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 29 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 31 miles; Cortland, NY; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 31 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 35 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 35 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)

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Notable locations in Preston: High Meadow Farm (A), Many Maples Farm (B), Nortons Corners (C), Chenango County Home Preston Manor (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rogers Cemetery (1), Mason-Packer Cemetery (2), Stafford Cemetery (3), Lewis Cemetery (4), Curtiss Cemetery (5), Packer-Mason Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: McCall Pond (A), Steer Pond (B), Tamarack Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Chenango County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 55.0. This is better than average.

City:

55.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.588. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.588
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

11.5%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

6.1%
Whole state:

7.4%
38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Preston compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.55%
Here: 35.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents43.6%23.1%8.5%6.2%4.7%
Congregations12.2%25.7%12.2%8.1%9.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.6%2.3%2.0%1.7%3.3%
Congregations6.8%4.1%1.4%4.1%16.2%
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: 13
Chenango County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Chenango County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Chenango County:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chenango County:

27.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.6%

5.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
New York average:

5.41%

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 Broome County, NY  0.88% ($28,041 average AGI)
from Otsego County, NY  0.65% ($24,360)
from Delaware County, NY  0.56% ($31,093)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
New York average:

6.26%

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 Broome County, NY  1.03% ($28,965 average AGI)
to Otsego County, NY  0.50% ($24,646)
to Delaware County, NY  0.36% ($24,942)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • WCHN (970 AM; 1 kW; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCDO-FM (100.9 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WIII (99.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGB-FM (92.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWYL (104.1 FM; CHENANGO BRIDGE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIFF (90.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCNY-FM (91.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: THE PUB. B/C COUNC. OF CEN. NY, INC.)
  • WCDW (100.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: EQUINOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCR-FM (106.3 FM; ONEIDA, NY; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WIYN (94.7 FM; DEPOSIT, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WNTQ (93.1 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSQC-FM (91.7 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBNG-TV (Channel 12; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Preston fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 2010 06:18 AM, Cr-10a, Lat: 42.53569, Lon: -75.61666, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 23, 2001 02:15 PM, Cr-18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 9, 2000 05:15 PM, Sr-12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 1996 01:35 AM, 10a, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $9,127,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,720
Total average daily truck traffic: 256
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 5,132
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