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, Preston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Preston are a mix 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%).
Because of many things, Preston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Preston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Preston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
Being a small town, Preston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.