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Preston, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Preston had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Preston is located at latitude 38.7101 and longitude -75.9076 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Preston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Preston (GNIS ID: 2391372) 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 Town of Preston is located within District 4, Preston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caroline 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Preston: Snow Hill.

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Preston, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 697
Population in Households 697
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,287
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 254
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $205,612
Average Home Value $213,433


Median Household Income $55,173
Average Household Income $63,397
Per Capita Income $23,819
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.38%
Households -0.62% -0.4%
Families -0.51% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Preston, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 344 34th
Population Density1 # 262 50th
Diversity Index2 # 214 59th
Median Household Income # 362 30th
Per Capita Income # 411 21st

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