Preston, MD
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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. Preston has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Preston who work in sales jobs (13.26%), office and administrative support (10.79%), and healthcare (9.66%).

Also of interest is that Preston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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.

The citizens of Preston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.43% of adults in Preston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Preston in 2010 was $22,613, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,452 for a family of four. However, Preston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Preston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Tagalog.

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