Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 3,310 (79% urban, 21% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.4%
 
Males: 1,525  (46.1%)
Females: 1,785  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 41265, 41607, 41653.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,674 (it was $20,810 in 2000)
Prestonsburg:

$22,674
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,104 (it was $18,013 in 2000)

Prestonsburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,842 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Prestonsburg:

$81,842
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $123,703; Detached houses: $137,801; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,091; Mobile homes: $42,230

Median gross rent in 2012: $401.

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  • White alone - 3,163 (97.2%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prestonsburg: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (44.9%), Irish (9.3%), English (9.3%), German (8.8%), Scottish (2.7%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/09/1867

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 304 people per square mile   (very low).

Prestonsburg,KY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Prestonsburg:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prestonsburg city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

54 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Prestonsburg, Kentucky as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prestonsburg to the number of sex offenders is 1,611 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $549 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $343 (0.4%)

Prestonsburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (54.5 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (98.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (389.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dwale, KY (1.9 miles ), Allen, KY (2.0 miles) , Auxier, KY (2.2 miles ), Risner-Bull Creek, KY (2.3 miles ), Martin, KY (2.6 miles ), Mare Creek, KY (2.9 miles ), Oil Springs, KY (3.1 miles ), Paintsville, KY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $138,200
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $42,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $115,800
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.67 N, Longitude: 82.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,760 (+112.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 544 (61.8%)

Area code: 606

Prestonsburg household income distribution Prestonsburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Prestonsburg by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.030.50.0
Rapes 020012120
per 100,000 0.053.50.00.026.051.826.161.00.0
Robberies 110042411
per 100,000 27.026.70.00.0104.151.8104.630.530.8
Assaults 8141161763
per 100,000 216.126.7107.1285.7156.125.9183.0183.192.4
Burglaries 101231182927261513
per 100,000 270.1320.9830.0467.5754.6699.3679.7457.7400.5
Thefts 106568210112370686257
per 100,000 2863.31497.72195.42623.43200.61813.01777.81892.01756.0
Auto thefts 4755119672
per 100,000 108.0187.2133.9129.9286.2233.1156.9213.661.6
Arson N/A000N/A0110
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.0N/A0.026.130.50.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 169.4134.5156.0179.7251.4177.2192.8245.6114.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Prestonsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.93
Kentucky average:

1.88

Prestonsburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.5%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -221 (-5.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prestonsburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Prestonsburg city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 47.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prestonsburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from Prestonsburg center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from Prestonsburg 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) earthquake occurred 284.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prestonsburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Boyd Holbrook - Male model, George B. Martin - Democrat member of the Senate, John McConnell Rice - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Prestonsburg:

  • HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 5000 KENTUCKY ROUTE 321)
  • FMC - PRESTONSBURG (61 DEWEY STREET)
  • HIGHLANDS HOME HEALTH, INC. (188 COLLINS CIRCLE DRIVE)
  • PRESTONSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (147 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • RIVERVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (79 SPARROW LANE)

Airports located in Prestonsburg:

Colleges/Universities in Prestonsburg:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,660; Location: One Bert Combs Dr; Public; Website: www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu)
  • Regency School of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 25; Location: 567 North Lake Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Prestonsburg:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Morehead State University (about 52 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Marshall University (about 56 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia State University (about 74 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Shawnee State University (about 75 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high school in Prestonsburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Prestonsburg:

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Library in Prestonsburg:

  • FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $919,012; Location: 161 NORTH ARNOLD AVENUE; 77,867 books; 180 e-books; 3,150 audio materials; 1,400 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 17 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Prestonsburg: Brandy Keg Dike (A), Brandy Keg Boat Dock (B), Prestonsburg Fire Department Station 2 (C), Prestonsburg City Fire Department (D), East Kentucky Science Center (E), Prestonburg Community College Student Center (F), Prestonburg Community College Campbell Hall (G), Mountain Arts Center (H), Trans Star Ambulance Service (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Prestonsburg include: Friend Church (A), First Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mayo Cemetery (1), May Cemetery (2), Porter Cemetery (3), Davidson Cemetery (4), Lockhart Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Branch (A), Trimble Branch (B), Wills Branch (C), Stratton Branch (D), Bull Creek (E), Middle Creek Levisa Fork (F), May Branch (G), Marshall Branch (H), Road Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Prestonsburg include: Jenny Wiley State Park (1), Archer Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mayhouse Living History Museum (220 East Porter Street) (1), Pawn Shop Hock Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; 242 West Court Street) (2), Diamond Jewelers (Amusement & Theme Parks; 242 West Court Street) (3), Honda of Prestonsburg (Tours & Charters; 631 South Lake Drive) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Sweet Georgia Brown's (1887 USHighway 23 North) (1), Microtel Inn (85 Hal Rogers Dr) (2), Holiday Inn Prestonsburg (1887 North US 23) (3), Comfort Suites Prestonsburg (51 Hal Rogers Boulevard) (4), Alpike Inn & Suites (4963 USHighway 23 South) (5), Kelsey's (1887 USHighway 23 North) (6), Super 8 Motel (80 Shoppers Path) (7), Jenny Wiley State Resort Park (Highway Rr # 3) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kentucky State - Supreme Court- Employment Services Department For- Workforce Development Cab (686 North Lake Drive) (1), Floyd County Offices - Office Of The Courts- District Court Clerk (127 South Lake Drive) (2), Floyd County Fiscal Court (313 Westminister Street) (3), Floyd County Offices - County Court Clerk (Floyd Co Annex) (4), Floyd County Offices - Floyd County Fiscal Court District 1 Road Depart (351 Right Fork Bull Creek) (5), Family Court Judge (101 Maple Avenue) (6), Kentucky State - Office Of The Court (127 South Lake Drive) (7), Floyd County Offices - Office Of The Courts- Circuit Court Clerk (127 South Lake Drive) (8), Kentucky State - Office Of The Court- Pretrial (127 South Lake Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prestonsburg and their reported violations in the past:

PRESTONSBURG CITY UTILITIES (Population served: 20,368, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-20-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAY-03-2007 to MAY-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.8%
(36.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 65.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Prestonsburg in 2010:

  • 162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 154 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Prestonsburg in 2000:

  • 169 people in nursing homes
  • 137 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Prestonsburg, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Prestonsburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Prestonsburg (2011 data):

  • The First Commonwealth Bank of Prestonsburg, Inc.: Northside Branch at 838 North Arnold Avenue, branch established on 1976/09/20; The First Commonwealth Bank Of Prestonsburg, Inc. at 311 North Arnold Avenue, branch established on 1904/05/12. Info updated 2011/05/20: Bank assets: $310.9 mil, Deposits: $226.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: First Prestonsburg Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens National Bank of Paintsville: City Branch at 2 North Lake Drive, branch established on 1970/09/14; Centerpointe Branch at 50 Franklin Corner, branch established on 1999/09/07. Info updated 2007/09/25: Bank assets: $554.7 mil, Deposits: $433.9 mil, headquarters in Paintsville, KY, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Corporation
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Floyd County Branch at 161 South Lake Drive, branch established on 1991/08/30. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Prestonsburg Branch at 415 North Lake Drive, branch established on 1991/10/15. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Glynnview Plaza Branch at 216 Glynnview Plaza, branch established on 1996/10/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Guaranty Bank: Prestonburg Branch at 420 North Lake Drive, branch established on 2002/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $59.9 mil, Deposits: $47.4 mil, headquarters in Martin, KY, positive income, 2 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Prestonsburg, Kentucky:

  • Holiday Inn, 575 US 23 S, Prestonsburg, KY 41643 , Phone: (606) 886-0001
  • Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, HC 66, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 , Phone: (800) 325-0142
  • Super 8 Prestonsburg, 550 US 23 S, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 , Phone: (606) 886-3355, Fax: (606) 886-3399
  • Comfort Suites, 51 Hal Rogers Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 , Phone: (606) 886-2555, Fax: (606) 886-0198
  • Microtel Inn, 85 Hal Rogers Rd, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 , Phone: (606) 889-0331
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Prestonsburg travel time to work - commute Prestonsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (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 Prestonsburg city (based on Floyd County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.87%
Here: 30.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionNational Association of Free Will BaptistsUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.4%21.0%20.1%7.8%3.5%
Congregations17.9%21.4%15.5%13.1%2.4%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents3.2%2.9%2.4%2.3%7.4%
Congregations3.6%3.6%1.2%6.0%15.5%
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: 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Floyd County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

35.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$17,670$30,2910$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,495$65,9400$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$52,974$39,7310$0
Police - Other 7$17,570$30,1203$1,858
Firefighters 12$35,145$35,1453$1,448
Streets and Highways 10$21,832$26,1982$2,391
Parks and Recreation 17$38,391$27,10018$13,304
Totals for Government 70$189,077$32,41326$19,001

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

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $2,766,000 ($835.65)
    Central Staff Services: $846,000 ($255.59)
    General - Other: $800,000 ($241.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $730,000 ($220.54)
    Fire Protection: $664,000 ($200.60)
    Police Protection: $619,000 ($187.01)
    Regular Highways: $500,000 ($151.06)
    Health Services - Other: $232,000 ($70.09)
    Housing & Community Development: $144,000 ($43.50)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($6.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $424,000 ($128.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $140,000 ($42.30)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($23.87)
    Fire Protection: $67,000 ($20.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($9.37)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($3.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,959,000 ($591.84)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $1,343,000 ($405.74)
    All Other: $642,000 ($193.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $550,000 ($166.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,032,000 ($311.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $944,000 ($285.20)
    Interest Earnings: $99,000 ($29.91)
    Rents: $9,000 ($2.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $537,000 ($162.24)
    Highways: $57,000 ($17.22)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,450,000 ($438.07)
    NEC: $750,000 ($226.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $644,000 ($194.56)
    Property: $492,000 ($148.64)
    Public Utilities: $41,000 ($12.39)

Prestonsburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,069,000 ($2135.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,858,000 ($2071.90)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $211,000 ($63.75)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,073,000 ($324.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,124,000 ($641.69)

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pike County, KY  1.06% ($33,033 average AGI)
from Johnson County, KY  0.45% ($28,923)
from Knott County, KY  0.22% ($20,385)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pike County, KY  0.97% ($31,478 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KY  0.66% ($35,273)
to Fayette County, KY  0.42% ($30,939)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prestonsburg:

  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSIP (1490 AM; 1 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: S.I.P. BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prestonsburg:

  • WXKZ-FM (105.3 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: ADAM GEARHEART D/B/A WXLR-FM)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Prestonsburg:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Prestonsburg, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 52
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 93
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 148
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Prestonsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prestonsburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Prestonsburg, KY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prestonsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3072H , Serial Number: 28-7990233, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Paul S Porter, 1500 Stephens Branch Rd, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, Other Owners: Thomas M Smith
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4586U , Serial Number: 15060586, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Paul D Hall, 21 Conn Br, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4905U , Serial Number: 21058605, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jimmy Calhoun, 150 Mayo Holw, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, Other Owners: Rick Crum
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 563JT , Serial Number: 3257181, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Discount Auto Brokers Inc, Po Box 1413, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9086P , Serial Number: 24-4557, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Rick Crum Aircraft Sales Inc, Po Box 1012, Prestonsburg, KY 41653

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Prestonsburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prestonsburg, KY
Most common first names in Prestonsburg, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7170.7 years
John6074.5 years
William5373.0 years
Mary5277.9 years
Charles3068.0 years
Henry2872.0 years
Anna2879.6 years
Robert2470.4 years
Willie2377.8 years
Thomas2372.3 years
Most common last names in Prestonsburg, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Goble6874.4 years
Burchett5874.9 years
Hall4975.8 years
Collins4875.2 years
Allen4475.5 years
Stephens3776.7 years
Shepherd3572.2 years
Prater3475.3 years
Branham3377.1 years
Spradlin3376.2 years
Businesses in Prestonsburg, KY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
FedEx2Subway1
Goodwill4Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

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