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Population and Housing Narrative Profile
2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


While the ACS produces sample-based population group and housing estimates used in this report, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program produces and disseminates official estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns, as well as estimates of housing units for states and counties. For more information see: www.census.gov/popest/

Note that for small geographic areas, the sample used for the Narrative Profile may be small as well. Users are encouraged to examine the detailed tables on American FactFinder that are associated with the Narrative Profile text. These tables provide additional information on sampling variability associated with the estimates in this report.

Geography: Preston, Kansas


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Households and Families

In 2012-2016 there were 71 households in Preston, Kansas. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Families made up 62 percent of the households in Preston, Kansas. This figure includes both married-couple families (49 percent) and other families (13 percent). Of other families, less than 0.5 percent are female householder families with no husband present and own children under 18 years. Nonfamily households made up 38 percent of all households in Preston, Kansas. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

In Preston, Kansas, 27 percent of all households have one or more people under the age of 18; 41 percent of all households have one or more people 65 years and over.


Types of Households in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Among persons 15 and older, 45 percent of males and 66 percent of females are currently married.

Population 15 years and over Males Females
Never married 23.1 8.2
Now married, except separated 44.9 65.6
Separated 0.0 0.0
Widowed 2.6 14.8
Divorced 29.5 11.5


In Preston, Kansas, 4 grandparents lived with their grandchildren under 18 years old. Of those grandparents, less than 0.5 percent of them had financial responsibility for their grandchildren.


Nativity and Foreign Born

An estimated 100 percent of the people living in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016 were
native residents of the United States
and 77 percent of these residents were
living in the state in which they were born.


An estimated less than 0.5 percent of the people living in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016 were foreign born. Of the foreign born population, less than 0.5 percent were naturalized U.S. citizens, and less than 0.5 percent entered
the country
before the year 2010. An estimated less than 0.5 percent of the foreign born entered
the country
in 2010 or later.

Foreign born residents of Preston, Kansas come from different parts of the world.

Region of Birth for the Foreign Born Population in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Language

Among people at least five years old living in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016, less than 0.5 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, less than 0.5 percent spoke Spanish and less than 0.5 percent spoke some other language; less than 0.5 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."


Percent of the Population 5 years and over who Speak a Language other than English in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Geographic Mobility

In 2012-2016, 84 percent of the people at least one year old living in Preston, Kansas were living in the same residence one year earlier.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Education

In 2012-2016, 85 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 19 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. An estimated 15 percent did not complete high school.

The total school enrollment in Preston, Kansas was 23 in 2012-2016. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 1 and elementary or high school enrollment was 19 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 3.


Educational Attainment of People in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Disability

In Preston, Kansas, among the civilian noninstitutionalized population in 2012-2016, 18 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from less than 0.5 percent of people under 18 years old, to 15 percent of people 18 to 64 years old, and to 45 percent of those 65 and over.

Employment Status and Type of Employer

In Preston, Kansas, 59 percent of the population 16 and over were employed; 32 percent were not currently in the labor force.

An estimated 84 percent of the people employed were private wage and salary workers; 15 percent were federal, state, or local government workers; and 1 percent were self-employed in their own (not incorporated) business.



Class of worker Number Percent
Private wage and salary workers 69 84.1
Federal, state, or local government workers 12 14.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1 1.2
Industries

In 2012-2016, the civilian employed population 16 years and older in Preston, Kansas worked in the following industries:



Percent by Industry in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Occupations

Occupations for the civilian employed population 16 years and over in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016:



Civilian employed population 16 years and over Number Percent
Management, business, sciences, and arts occupations 17 20.7
Service occupations 3 3.7
Sales and office occupations 28 34.1
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 9 11.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 25 30.5

Commuting to Work

An estimated 89 percent of Preston, Kansas workers drove to work alone in 2012-2016, and 10 percent carpooled. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 21 minutes to get to work.


Percent of Workers 16 and over Commuting by Mode in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Income

The median income of households in Preston, Kansas was $37,250. An estimated 7 percent of households had income below $15,000 a year and 3 percent had income over $150,000 or more.

Median Earnings for Full-Time Year-Round Workers by Sex in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2


An estimated 80 percent of the households received earnings and 14 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. An estimated 39 percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $17,014. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Proportion of Households with Various Income Sources in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2

Poverty and Participation in Government Programs

In 2012-2016, 7 percent of people were in poverty. An estimated less than 0.5 percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 6 percent of people 65 years old and over. An estimated 4 percent of all families and 67 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.


Poverty Rates in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2
Health Insurance

Among the civilian noninstitutionalized population in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016, 95 percent had health insurance coverage and 5 percent did not have health insurance coverage. For those under 18 years of age, 3 percent had no health insurance coverage. The civilian noninstitutionalized population had both private and public health insurance, with 83 percent having private coverage and 29 percent having public coverage.

Population

In 2012-2016, Preston, Kansas has a total population of 167 -- 74 (44 percent) females and 93 (56 percent) males. The median age was 46.8 years. An estimated 19 percent of the population was under 18 years and 20 percent was 65 years and older.

Age Distribution of People in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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For people reporting one race alone, 100 percent were White; less than 0.5 percent were Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent were American Indian and Alaska Native; less than 0.5 percent were Asian; less than 0.5 percent were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and less than 0.5 percent were some other race. An estimated 3 percent reported two or more races. An estimated less than 0.5 percent of the people in Preston, Kansas were Hispanic. An estimated 97 percent of the people in Preston, Kansas were White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.


Housing Characteristics

In 2012-2016, Preston, Kansas had a total of 96 housing units, 26 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 81 percent were in single-unit structures, less than 0.5 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 19 percent were mobile homes. An estimated 12 percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

Types of Housing Units in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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The median number of rooms in all housing units in Preston, Kansas is 6. Of these housing units, 53 percent have three or more bedrooms.

Occupied Housing Unit Characteristics

In 2012-2016, Preston, Kansas had 71 occupied housing units - 54 (76 percent) owner occupied and 17 (24 percent) renter occupied. An estimated 220 percent of householders of these units had moved in since 2000. An estimated 31 percent of the owner occupied units had a mortgage. An estimated 7 percent of the households did not have telephone service. An estimated 1 percent had no vehicles available and another 32 percent had three or more.

Homes in Preston, Kansas were heated in the following ways:

House heating fuel used in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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+this category includes utility, bottled, tank, or LP gas

Housing Costs

The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $725, nonmortgaged owners $331, and renters $725. An estimated 35 percent of owners with mortgages, less than 0.5 percent of owners without mortgages, and less than 0.5 percent of renters in Preston, Kansas spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Preston, Kansas in 2012-2016
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Explanation of Symbols:
An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.

While the ACS produces sample-based population group and housing estimates used in this report, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program produces and disseminates official estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns, as well as estimates of housing units for states and counties. For more information see: www.census.gov/popest/

Note that for small geographic areas, the sample used for the Narrative Profile may be small as well. Users are encouraged to examine the detailed tables on American FactFinder that are associated with the Narrative Profile text. These tables provide additional information on sampling variability associated with the estimates in this report.