Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 3,438 (79% urban, 21% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 1,676  (48.8%)
Females: 1,762  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 41265, 41607, 41653.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,980 (it was $20,810 in 2000)
Prestonsburg:

$23,980
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,420 (it was $18,013 in 2000)

Prestonsburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,375 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Prestonsburg:

$98,375
KY:

$141,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $448.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prestonsburg: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 42.1%
(38.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 95.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Prestonsburg, KY (2010)
    • 3,16397.2%White alone
    • 401.2%Hispanic
    • 280.9%Two or more races
    • 90.3%Black alone
    • 110.3%Asian alone
    • 30.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Prestonsburg, Kentucky as of February 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prestonsburg is 453 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Prestonsburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(53.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.0)
2
(51.8)
1
(26.1)
2
(61.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.3)
2
(60.6)
5
(153.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(104.1)
2
(51.8)
4
(104.6)
1
(30.5)
1
(30.8)
1
(31.2)
1
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.1)
1
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(26.7)
4
(107.1)
11
(285.7)
6
(156.1)
1
(25.9)
7
(183.0)
6
(183.1)
3
(92.4)
7
(218.1)
5
(151.6)
6
(184.3)
5
(150.3)
10
(284.3)
2
(58.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(320.9)
31
(830.0)
18
(467.5)
29
(754.6)
27
(699.3)
26
(679.7)
15
(457.7)
13
(400.5)
15
(467.3)
20
(606.4)
22
(675.7)
20
(601.3)
17
(483.4)
8
(235.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(1,498)
82
(2,195)
101
(2,623)
123
(3,201)
70
(1,813)
68
(1,778)
62
(1,892)
57
(1,756)
41
(1,277)
54
(1,637)
43
(1,321)
28
(841.9)
19
(540.2)
15
(440.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(187.2)
5
(133.9)
5
(129.9)
11
(286.2)
9
(233.1)
6
(156.9)
7
(213.6)
2
(61.6)
7
(218.1)
4
(121.3)
4
(122.9)
3
(90.2)
8
(227.5)
5
(146.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(26.1)
1
(30.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(61.4)
1
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)153.5178.0205.2287.0202.3220.1280.4130.9204.0205.6269.7122.1139.057.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Prestonsburg, KY

Crime rate in Prestonsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.82
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (44.7%), English (16.9%), Irish (11.4%), German (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/09/1867

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 316 people per square mile   (very low).

Prestonsburg, Kentucky map

43 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,324 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $641 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.67 N, Longitude: 82.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,418 (+96.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 573 (55.8%)

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Prestonsburg, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Prestonsburg, KY in 2017
Prestonsburg satellite photo by USGS

Prestonsburg tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $387,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Prestonsburg, KY residents
Average permit cost in Prestonsburg, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Prestonsburg, KY
Historical housing units in Prestonsburg, KY
Most common industries in Prestonsburg, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.4%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Prestonsburg, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Top executives (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.6%)

Average climate in Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.1. This is better than average.

City:

56.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Prestonsburg 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 Prestonsburg 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 Prestonsburg 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 (33) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 20, Tornadoes: 10, Mudslides: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Fires: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prestonsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Prestonsburg:

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

Airports and heliports located in Prestonsburg:

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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 (Full-time 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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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 US Highway 23 South) (5), Kelsey's (1887 US Highway 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

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Prestonsburg:

Marital status in Prestonsburg, KY
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 20.4%

For population 25 years and over in Prestonsburg:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.7
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Prestonsburg
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prestonsburg, KY (based on Floyd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,91162
Mainline Protestant2,61416
Other6992
Catholic2291
None26,998-
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: 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.
State:

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

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Floyd County:

14.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.3%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Floyd County:

14.3%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prestonsburg:

43.4%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Prestonsburg:

29.3
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prestonsburg:

20.6%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.0%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Prestonsburg:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Prestonsburg:

36.0%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Prestonsburg:

53.9%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.3%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prestonsburg, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 13$41,381$38,1980$0
Parks and Recreation 13$32,118$29,64716$12,657
Other and Unallocable 11$32,909$35,9011$326
Police Protection - Officers 11$34,589$37,7331$1,063
Streets and Highways 6$14,716$29,4320$0
Other Government Administration 5$15,321$36,7700$0
Solid Waste Management 5$10,102$24,2450$0
Police - Other 2$7,823$46,9380$0
Fire - Other 1$3,809$45,7080$0
Financial Administration 1$2,210$26,5201$332
Totals for Government 68$194,978$34,40819$14,378

Prestonsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $2,757,000 ($801.92)
    Central Staff Services: $2,411,000 ($701.28)
    Police Protection: $860,000 ($250.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $769,000 ($223.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $736,000 ($214.08)
    General - Other: $360,000 ($104.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $320,000 ($93.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $88,000 ($25.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,230,000 ($939.50)

Prestonsburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,531,000 ($445.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $605,000 ($175.97)
    Other: $416,000 ($121.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000 ($5.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $987,000 ($287.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $977,000 ($284.18)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,973,000 ($573.88)
    Property: $880,000 ($255.96)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $684,000 ($198.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $134,000 ($38.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $123,000 ($35.78)
    Other License: $25,000 ($7.27)

Prestonsburg government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,404,000 ($1862.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,178,000 ($1796.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $226,000 ($65.74)

Prestonsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,254,000 ($364.75)

5.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pike County, KY  1.12% ($36,252 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KY  0.82% ($44,078)
to Fayette County, KY  0.43% ($37,000)
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

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)
Prestonsburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Prestonsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 55Number of bridges
  • 787ft / 240mTotal length
  • $8,356,000Total costs
  • 299,029Total average daily traffic
  • 27,945Total average daily truck traffic
  • 280,611Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prestonsburg, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prestonsburg, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/14/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Paul S Porter, 1500 Stephens Branch Rd, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, Other Owners: Paul D Porter
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ 44 SERIES (1900 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 31WE , Serial Number: 5250362, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 03/10/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Worldwide Equipment Of Tn Inc, 73 We Dr, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/27/2001
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/07/2005
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Rick Crum Aircraft Sales Inc, Po Box 1012, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA 206L-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROLLS-ROYC 250-C30P (650 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 428JW , Serial Number: 52469, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 09/14/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Titus Holdings LLC, 1555 Ky Route 80, Prestonsburg, KY 41653

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Good Intent Call: 5
Fire incident types in Prestonsburg, KY

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prestonsburg, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Prestonsburg, Kentucky:

  • Holiday Inn, 575 US 23 S, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41643 , Phone: (606) 886-0001
  • Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, HC 66, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653 , Phone: (800) 325-0142
  • Super 8 Prestonsburg, 80 Shoppers Path, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653 , Phone: (606) 886-3355, Fax: (606) 886-3310
  • Comfort Suites, 51 Hal Rogers Dr, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653 , Phone: (606) 886-2555, Fax: (606) 886-0198
  • Quality Inn, 1887 US Hwy 23 S, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653 , Phone: (606) 506-5000, Fax: (606) 263-4725
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prestonsburg, KY
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 43.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prestonsburg, KY
  • 75.7%Electricity
  • 22.9%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Prestonsburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Prestonsburg on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #29 (41607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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