Preston, Texas

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Population in 2010: 2,096.
Males: 1,079  (51.5%)
Females: 1,017  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

51.2 years
Texas median age:

35.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2021: $62,919
Preston:

$62,919
TX:

$66,963

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $32,249

Preston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $222,900
Preston:

$222,900
TX:

$237,400

Median gross rent in 2021: $1,574.

March 2022 cost of living index in Preston: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 0.9%

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  • Races in Preston, TX (2021)
    • 2,01987.7%White alone
    • 1476.4%Two or more races
    • 1064.6%Hispanic
    • 190.8%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: Scandinavian (13.3%), American (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%), German (6.6%), Irish (5.4%), Welsh (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

19 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,646 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,083 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (17.9 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (57.9 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (75.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Cartwright, OK (2.1 miles ),
South Marshall, OK (2.5 miles ),
Woodville, OK (2.5 miles),
New Woodville, OK (2.5 miles),
Pottsboro, TX (2.7 miles ),
Colbert, OK (2.8 miles ),
Kingston, OK (3.1 miles ),
Denison, TX (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 33.88 N, Longitude: 96.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Distribution of median household income in Preston, TX in 2021
Distribution of house value in Preston, TX in 2021
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

4.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.5. This is about average.

City:

63.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Preston place center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 tornado 12.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 601% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from Preston center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from Preston center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from Preston center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from Preston center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from Preston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grayson County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Preston:

  • SOUTHERN POINTE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COLBERT, OK)
  • SENIOR SELECT HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MCKINNEY, TX)
  • CARE INN OF DENISON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DENISON, TX)
  • THE HOMESTEAD OF DENISON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DENISON, TX)
  • THE TERRACE AT DENISON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DENISON, TX)
  • DAVITA - DENISON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; DENISON, TX)
  • ROYAL CREST HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; DENISON, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Grayson College (about 13 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 17 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • North Central Texas College (about 36 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 50 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 54 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • University of North Texas (about 56 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 61 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Preston: Henderson Ferry (A), Coast Guard Auxiliary Lake Fire Station (B), Preston Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Preston: Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mayrant Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Preston include: Island View Park (1), Preston Bend Park (2), Preston Bend Public Use Area (3), Highport Public Use Area (4), Island View Public Use Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Grayson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Preston:

Marital status in Preston, TX
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Texas average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Preston, TX (based on Grayson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant50,271174
Mainline Protestant9,06633
Catholic5,9524
Other3,8447
Black Protestant2,38014
Orthodox1201
None49,244-
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: 17
Grayson County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Grayson County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Grayson County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
This county:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 74
This county:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grayson County:

9.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Grayson County:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
Texas:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KMKI (620 AM; 5 kW; PLANO, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KJIM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHERMAN, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTDK (104.1 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KLAK (97.5 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KLBC (106.3 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: TEXOMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAD-FM (102.5 FM; WHITESBORO, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KMKT (93.1 FM; BELLS, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KESS-FM (107.9 FM; LEWISVILLE, TX; Owner: KECS-FM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSSU (91.9 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K214CK (90.7 FM; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: BIBLE B/CNG NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAYC (91.1 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
Preston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Preston fatal accident list:

Jul 14, 2012 02:05 AM, Cr-Preston Bend Rd, Lat: 33.872239, Lon: -96.655017, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 4, 2011 12:13 AM, Preston Bend Rd, Lat: 33.881706, Lon: -96.648306, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 15, 2005 03:45 PM, Fm120, Lat: 33.859630, Lon: -96.667860, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.5mTotal length
  • 621Total average daily traffic
  • 350Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • J. STEVE BRODIE, 204 Missouri Ave. East (Lat: 33.883417 Lon: -96.632472), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: J. Steve Brodie & Associates, 1641 Prest-on, Phone: (903) 786-4064
  • J. STEVE BRODIE, 204 Missouri Ave. East (Lat: 33.883417 Lon: -96.632472), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: J. Steve Brodie & Associates, 1641 Prest-on, Phone: (903) 786-4064

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Preston, TX
  • 82.6%Electricity
  • 10.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Preston, TX
  • 58.3%Electricity
  • 41.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Preston compared to Texas 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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