Prestonsburg, Kentucky Population 2024

3,703

Prestonsburg is a city located in Floyd County Kentucky. Prestonsburg has a 2024 population of 3,703. It is also the county seat of Floyd County.Prestonsburg is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -5.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,906 in 2020.

The average household income in Prestonsburg is $53,141 with a poverty rate of 46.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Prestonsburg is 33.6 years, 28.3 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Prestonsburg Demographics

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

  • White: 91.03%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Black or African American: 3.02%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
14.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
262.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.2% (-203)
The current population of Prestonsburg, Kentucky is 3,703 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,906.

Prestonsburg, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,52191.03%
Two or more races1985.12%
Black or African American1173.02%
Asian320.83%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Prestonsburg Population by Race

Prestonsburg Population Pyramid 2024

Prestonsburg Median Age

33.6

Total

28.3

Male

38.9

Female

Prestonsburg Adults

There are 2,891 adults, (833 of whom are seniors) in Prestonsburg.

Prestonsburg Age Dependency

87.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Prestonsburg Sex Ratio

Female1,83847.52%
Male2,03052.48%

Prestonsburg Population by Age

Prestonsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3972.3549.650.4
Married5682.7169.530.5
Non Family4821.064555
Female2623.4225.674.4
Male85416.583.5
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

49.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prestonsburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prestonsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prestonsburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.29%.

Prestonsburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,131

Average Earnings

$57,128

Average Male

$40,492

Average Female

Prestonsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prestonsburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prestonsburg Language

96.96% of Prestonsburg residents speak only English, while 3.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Prestonsburg Language

Prestonsburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,2691,37442.03%
Multiple19819497.98%
Black988788.78%
Asian322681.25%
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46.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

44.79%

Male Poverty Rate

48.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prestonsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prestonsburg is Multiple, with 97.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prestonsburg is White, with 42.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 67.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.14%.

Prestonsburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.16%
High School35.88%
Some College16.43%
Bachelors or Greater11.34%
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Prestonsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed90.91%
Female Employed28.94%
Male Employed3.9%
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Prestonsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prestonsburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prestonsburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Prestonsburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prestonsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Prestonsburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prestonsburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

143

Number of Veterans

131

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Prestonsburg Veterans by War

count

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Prestonsburg Veterans by Age

count

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Prestonsburg Veterans by Race

Prestonsburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

39.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prestonsburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.1%

Labor Force Participation

35.6%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

Prestonsburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prestonsburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prestonsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.17%

Born in Prestonsburg

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Prestonsburg residents were born in the United States, with 83.17% having been born in Kentucky. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Prestonsburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,483-44-1.25%
20283,527-44-1.23%
20273,571-44-1.22%
20263,615-44-1.2%
20253,659-44-1.19%
20243,703-44-1.17%
20233,747-44-1.16%
20223,791-44-1.15%
20213,835-71-1.82%
20203,90639311.19%
20193,513-41-1.15%
20183,554-11-0.31%
20173,565-71-1.95%
20163,636-30-0.82%
20153,666-40-1.08%
20143,706-50-1.33%
20133,756-36-0.95%
20123,792-33-0.86%
20113,825-20-0.52%
20103,8452336.45%
20003,612541.52%
19903,558-453-11.29%
19804,01158917.21%
19703,4222899.22%
19603,133-3,452-52.42%
19506,585
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Prestonsburg Population by Year