Preston, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Preston, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Preston had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2018. Preston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 37.941 and longitude -93.2127 in Hickory County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Preston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hickory County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The Village of Preston (GNIS ID: 2396866) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Preston is located within Township of Stark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hickory County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Preston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Preston: Black Oak.

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Preston, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 217
Population in Households 215
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 288
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $24,716
Average Household Income $47,855
Per Capita Income $20,070


Total Housing Units 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $184,451


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.19%
Households -0.35% -0.2%
Families 2.31% -0.29%
Median Household Income   4.27%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Preston, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 713 31st
Population Density # 875 15th
Diversity Index # 333 68th
Median Household Income # 1013 2nd
Per Capita Income # 785 24th

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