Preston, Idaho Population 2021

5,689
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Preston is a city located in Franklin County Idaho. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. With a 2020 population of 5,689, it is the 31st largest city in Idaho and the 4421st largest city in the United States . Preston is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 9.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,204 in 2010. Preston reached it's highest population of 5,689 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Preston has a population density of 837 people per square mile.

The average household income in Preston is $63,868 with a poverty rate of 16.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $657 per month, and the median house value is $168,100. The median age in Preston is 35.8 years, 31 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Preston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Preston was:

  • White: 90.44%
  • Two or more races: 4.46%
  • Other race: 2.40%
  • Native American: 2.01%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Preston, Idaho is 5,689 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,491.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,204.

Preston, Idaho Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,86290.44%
Two or More Races2404.46%
Some Other Race1292.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1082.01%
Black or African American350.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.04%
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Preston Population by Race

Preston Population Pyramid $2021

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Preston Median Age

35.8


Total

31


Male

42.1


Female

Preston Adults

There are 4,007 adults, (880 of whom are seniors) in Preston.

Preston Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Preston Sex Ratio

Female

2,523

46.93%

Male

2,853

53.07%

Preston Population by Age

Preston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Preston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All75.1%24.9%
Non Family73%27%
Male40.2%59.8%
Female39.2%60.8%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Preston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9652.7175.1
Married1,2073.1584.7
Non Family4591.2573
Female2173.4739.2
Male822.540.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Preston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade501.41%
9th to 12th Grade41111.58%
High School Graduate1,69447.72%
Some College77021.69%
Associates Degree1825.13%
Bachelors Degree3439.66%
Graduate Degree1002.82%
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Preston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Preston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1972,892426
Hispanic21660
Native American10166
Black3535
2+ Races343417
Other Race1111
Islander22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50.00%.

Preston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,365$43,550$21,387
Less Than 9th Grade$11,997$11,701$
High School Graduate$35,106$45,430$20,011
Some College$40,764$48,542$19,397
Bachelors Degree$44,476$53,315$43,790
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,365

Average Earnings

$43,550

Average Male

$21,387

Average Female

Preston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Preston Language by Age

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Preston Language

96.97% of Preston residents speak only English, while 3.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.48% of the population.

Preston Language

Preston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,52560713.41%
Hispanic57524843.13%
Other12911891.47%
Multiple2408234.17%
Native1084238.89%
Black351954.29%

16.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.05%

Male Poverty Rate

20.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Preston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Preston is Other, with 91.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Preston is White, with 13.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.03%.

Preston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.81%
Some College10.02%
Bachelors or Greater8.35%
High School6.50%

Preston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed10.06%
Female Employed5.90%

Preston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Preston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,408$63,868
Families$51,339$71,130
Married Families$51,942-
Non Families$25,197$37,398
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Income by Household Type

Preston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Preston Married by Age and Sex

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Preston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Preston Marital Status by Race

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Preston Marital Status

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208

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
First Gulf War16
World War II15
Second Gulf War6
Korea

Preston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74104
75+65
55 to 6433
35 to 546
18 to 34

Preston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1925.14%
Native American1615.84%
Hispanic61.79%

Preston Veterans by Race

Preston Veterans by Education

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2.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Preston Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Preston Employment by Age

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Preston Employment by Race

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Preston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.66%

Born in Preston

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

0.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of Preston residents were born in the United States, with 35.66% having been born in Idaho. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Preston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,689661.17%
20205,623661.19%
20195,557661.20%
20185,4911392.60%
20175,352310.58%
20165,3211072.05%
20155,214-8-0.15%
20145,222250.48%
20135,197-11-0.21%
20125,208-19-0.36%
20115,227-27-0.51%
20105,2545721.16%
20004,6829722.35%
19903,710-49-0.13%
19803,7594491.28%
19703,310-330-0.95%
19603,640-405-1.05%
19504,045-191-0.46%
19404,2368552.28%
19303,3811460.44%
19203,2350.00%

Preston Population by Year