Preston, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Preston, Texas - Basic Facts

The Preston Census Designated Place had a population of 2,211 as of July 1, 2017. Preston ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 33.8655 and longitude -96.6635 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the Preston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.04 sq. miles and a water area of 3.09 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Preston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586975) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Preston Census Designated Place is located within Northwest Grayson Division of Grayson 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, 2017.

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Preston, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,211
Daytime Population: Workers 315
Daytime Population: Residents 1,380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,211
Population in Familes 1,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 439
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $45,589
Average Household Income $62,501
Per Capita Income $30,200


Total Housing Units 1,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 897 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $89,272
Average Home Value $170,596


Total Households 1,077
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 669
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.74% 0.83%
Households 0.71% 0.8%
Families 0.97% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Preston, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 677 61st
Population Density # 1234 30th
Diversity Index # 1625 7th
Median Household Income # 910 48th
Per Capita Income # 404 77th

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