Prestonsburg, KY


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Prestonsburg is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 3,347 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Prestonsburg is the 128th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Prestonsburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Prestonsburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prestonsburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Prestonsburg who work in food service (19.63%), sales jobs (17.94%), and management occupations (8.79%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Prestonsburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.62 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Prestonsburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Prestonsburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.58% of adults 25 and older in Prestonsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prestonsburg in 2010 was $16,762, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,048 for a family of four. Prestonsburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.87% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Prestonsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prestonsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prestonsburg include English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Prestonsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.