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Welcome to Preston ...
The location of Preston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Preston has a population of 5,551 people<3> (see below for details).
Preston was established in 1866.
The community of Preston is 4,710 feet [1,436 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Preston is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Preston lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Preston: (208)
The ZIP code for Preston: 83263<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Preston had an population of 5,551 people. This is an increase of 6.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.56% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Preston had a population of 5,204 people (or 40.7% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Preston the county's most populous community.
The population of Preston represents 0.33% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,204 people, the population of Preston increased 11.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,682 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Preston.
Communities Also Named Preston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Preston.
Communities near Preston ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Preston.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Preston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Preston.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Preston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Preston.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Preston. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Preston.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...
Looking for more information about Preston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Preston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Preston.
Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Preston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Preston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Preston
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Preston on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022