Preston is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 703 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Preston is the 236th largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Preston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Preston is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Preston who work in management occupations (12.21%), office and administrative support (10.65%), and personal care services (10.39%).
Preston is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Preston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Preston is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small town, Preston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Preston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.59% of adults in Preston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Preston in 2018 was $32,041, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,164 for a family of four. However, Preston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Preston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Preston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Preston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Preston include English, German, Irish, Polish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Preston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.