Preston, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 431.
Males: 203  (47.2%)
Females: 228  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip codes: 31824.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,854 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
Preston:

$41,854
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,348 (it was $14,779 in 2000)

Preston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $77,371 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Preston:

$77,371
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $125,608; detached houses: $201,533; mobile homes: $37,746
March 2019 cost of living index in Preston: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Preston, GA (2000)
    • 30667.5%White alone
    • 12828.3%Black alone
    • 173.8%Hispanic
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Preston, Georgia as of May 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Preston is 62 to 1.


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Ancestries: United States (22.1%), English (10.6%), Irish (9.7%), German (7.3%), French (1.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (very low).

Preston, Georgia map

12 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This town:

2.6%
Georgia:

7.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Preston town:

0.7% ($322)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (37.9 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (104.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (662.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Weston, GA (2.7 miles),
Richland, GA (2.8 miles ),
Plains, GA (2.9 miles ),
Parrott, GA (3.4 miles),
Lumpkin, GA (3.9 miles ),
Benevolence, GA (4.2 miles ),
Buena Vista, GA (4.2 miles ),
Ellaville, GA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.06 N, Longitude: 84.54 W

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Preston, GA in 2019
Preston satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Georgia:

5.4%
Most common industries in Preston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.5%)
  • Public administration (13.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.2%)
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Public administration (15.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.3%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Preston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (8.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)

Average climate in Preston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Preston town center killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused $111 million in damages.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 tornado 10.3 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 179.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 179.7 miles away from Preston center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 223.4 miles away from Preston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Preston:

  • STEWART WEBSTER HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; RICHLAND, GA)
  • FOUR COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RICHLAND, GA)
  • LILLIAN G CARTER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLAINS, GA)
  • LILLIAN G CARTER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLAINS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 19 miles; Americus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Darton State College (about 39 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Columbus State University (about 39 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 41 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Albany Technical College (about 42 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 42 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 51 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)

Public high school in Preston:

Public elementary/middle school in Preston:

  • WEBSTER COUNTY ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 7168 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Preston: Webster County Courthouse (A), Webster County Fire Department (B), Preston Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: Magnolia Church (A), New Hope Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Birthplace of: Walter F. George - Politician.

Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.4%
Whole state:

70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.2%
Whole state:

4.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

24.9%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.1%
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • The Citizens Bank of Americus: Washington Street Branch at 301 Washington Street, branch established on 1930/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $241.0 mil, Deposits: $212.7 mil, headquarters in Americus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Middle Georgia Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Preston:

Marital status in Preston, GA
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.3
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Preston, GA (based on Webster County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7743
Black Protestant1871
Mainline Protestant611
Other4-
None1,773-
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: 1
This county:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Webster County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Webster County:

13.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

31.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
Georgia:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,201$26,4120$0
Water Supply 1$2,494$29,9280$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$328
Totals for Government 2$4,695$28,1701$328

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $103,000 ($238.98)
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $380,000 ($881.67)
    Regular Highways: $374,000 ($867.75)
    Police Protection: $321,000 ($744.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($696.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $215,000 ($498.84)
    Central Staff Services: $163,000 ($378.19)
    Financial Administration: $129,000 ($299.30)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($134.57)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($90.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($85.85)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($76.57)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($74.25)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($64.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($51.04)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($46.40)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($39.44)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($39.44)
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,000 ($32.48)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($27.84)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($9.28)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($9.28)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($2.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($11.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $34,000 ($78.89)
    Other - Police Protection: $25,000 ($58.00)
    Other - Libraries: $8,000 ($18.56)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($11.60)
    Other - Libraries: $1,000 ($2.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($34.80)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($23.20)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($6.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $60,000 ($139.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($25.52)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $129,000 ($299.30)
    Other: $105,000 ($243.62)
    Sewerage: $46,000 ($106.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($58.00)
    Other: $1,000 ($2.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($199.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $597,000 ($1385.15)
    General Support: $20,000 ($46.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $97,000 ($225.06)
    Rents: $28,000 ($64.97)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($39.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($27.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($162.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $500,000 ($1160.09)
    Other: $412,000 ($955.92)
    Highways: $36,000 ($83.53)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($6.96)
  • Tax - Property: $866,000 ($2009.28)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $175,000 ($406.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $166,000 ($385.15)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($46.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000 ($37.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000 ($37.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $11,000 ($25.52)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($18.56)
    Other: $5,000 ($11.60)
    Property: $1,000 ($2.32)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($452.44)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $189,000 ($438.52)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,000 ($290.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,000 ($290.02)
    Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($13.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,170,000 ($2714.62)
    Cash and Deposits: $253,000 ($587.01)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash and Deposits: $11,000 ($25.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,000 ($27.84)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLF (1270 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • WEAM-FM (100.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING INC., OF COLUMBUS)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEC-FM (94.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WISK-FM (98.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Preston fatal accident list:

Oct 19, 2004 06:51 PM, Sr-41, Lat: 32.075033, Lon: -84.536336, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 2002 11:48 PM, Sr-41, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 7, 1999 05:30 AM, Sr-153, Lat: 32.075033, Lon: -84.536260, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 18, 1987 05:15 PM, 27, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 16, 1982 05:10 PM, 41, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 18, 1979 06:39 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.2mTotal length
  • $2,912,000Total costs
  • 2,140Total average daily traffic
  • 191Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,210Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Preston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 5720 Hwy 41 (Lat: 32.080167 Lon: -84.536444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: KIF389,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 159.255 MHz, 159.330 MHz, 159.277 MHz, 159.270 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 151.100 MHz, 151.115 MHz, 151.242 MHz, 151.272 MHz... (+17 more), Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 07/22/2023, Registrant: Gta Gfc Webster Unit, 159 Crown Mountain Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone: (706) 867-2898, Fax: (706) 864-9596, Email:
  • County Courthouse (Lat: 32.067944 Lon: -84.534083), Call Sign: KXB591,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2014, Expiration Date: 03/28/2024, Registrant: Dean\'s Commercial Two-Way, 11395 Ga Hwy 315, Cataula, GA 31804, Phone: (706) 317-4121, Fax: (706) 317-4142, Email:
  • On Hwy 41 5 Mi N (Lat: 32.147389 Lon: -84.536028), Call Sign: KEE424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.0800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/1997, Expiration Date: 04/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2002, Registrant: James Bearden, Rt 1, Preston, GA 31824, Phone: (912) 649-7241
  • Center Point Rd 1.4 Mi N St Rt 41 (Lat: 32.017667 Lon: -84.586583), Call Sign: KNCJ771, Licensee ID: L00459869,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2002, Expiration Date: 02/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012, Registrant: Blankenship Farms, Rt 2 Box 103, Preston, GA 31824, Phone: (912) 828-6085
  • Hwy 153 E Of Hwy 41 N Of City (Lat: 32.078333 Lon: -84.533889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQIP470,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.662 MHz, 153.867 MHz, 154.400 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2018, Expiration Date: 04/04/2028, Certifier: Robby Wells, Registrant: Dean\'s Commercial Two Way, Cataula, GA 31804, Phone: (706) 317-4121, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • PRESTON, Hwy 153 E Of Hwy 41 N Of City (Lat: 32.078222 Lon: -84.533806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WMN225,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2015, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • PRESTON, State Road 153 (Lat: 32.081111 Lon: -84.533056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Overall height: 111.2 m, Call Sign: WMQ344,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • PRESTON, Hwy 153 E Of Hwy 41 N Of City (Lat: 32.078222 Lon: -84.533806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQHX806,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2007, Expiration Date: 05/26/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2008, Certifier: James E Mcdonald, Registrant: Alltel Communications, Inc., One Allied Drive, B2f2-A, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: (501) 905-8555, Fax: (501) 905-6193, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB4VOE, Grant Date: 09/08/1987, Expiration Date: 09/08/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/10/1999, Registrant: Lou Ann Mc Coy, Rt 2 Box 178, Preston, GA 31824
  • Call Sign: KC4GKW, Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000, Registrant: James P Mc Coy, Rt 2 Box 178, Preston, GA 31824
  • Call Sign: KD4SOZ, Grant Date: 09/01/1992, Expiration Date: 09/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2004, Registrant: Phillip N Cohen, Hamilton Vlg Apt 15 100 Hamilton Wy, Preston, GA 31824
  • Call Sign: N4RBC, Previous Call Sign: KB4MAW, Grant Date: 09/08/1987, Expiration Date: 09/08/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/10/1999, Registrant: John H Mc Coy Jr, Rt 2 Box 178, Preston, GA 31824
  • Call Sign: WD4ELV, Licensee ID: L00517119, Grant Date: 05/14/2002, Expiration Date: 08/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2014, Registrant: Donald R Slocumb, Route 1 Box 26, Preston, GA 31824

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Preston, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.9%), and Structure Fires (27.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Preston, GA
    • 12151.9%Outside Fires
    • 6327.0%Structure Fires
    • 4117.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 83.4%Other
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Most common first names in Preston, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie2072.9 years
William1776.8 years
Mary1679.3 years
John1571.2 years
James1371.7 years
Charlie875.5 years
Mattie880.9 years
Henry773.7 years
Arthur773.8 years
George772.6 years
Most common last names in Preston, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hawkins2067.8 years
Smith1577.6 years
Walker1468.5 years
Stevens1169.0 years
Johnson1071.7 years
Rees1083.9 years
Wilson976.9 years
Kisor878.4 years
Williams872.9 years
Drew875.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Preston, GA
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 46.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Preston, GA
  • 59.2%Electricity
  • 36.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood


Preston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Terry Harrell (1)
  • Mark W. Brennan (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.