Prestonsburg, KY Demographics


Population: 3,612. Estimated population in July 2019: 3,706 (+2.6% change)
Males: 1,639 (45.4%), Females: 1,973 (54.6%)

Floyd County

Zip code: 41653

Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $20,810
Median house value: $85,900

Races in Prestonsburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (22.4%), English (9.0%), Irish (7.9%), German (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Polish (1.7%).

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles

Map of Prestonsburg, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Prestonsburg

  • High school or higher: 64.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prestonsburg city

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change: -221 (-5.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Prestonsburg:

  • HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (US 23 N BOX 668)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Prestonsburg:

  • OUR LADY OF THE WAY (about 7 miles; MARTIN, KY)
  • PAUL B HALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; PAINTSVILLE, KY)
  • MCDOWELL ARH HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MC DOWELL, KY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prestonsburg:

  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 51 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 87 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
  • YEAGER (about 95 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Prestonsburg:

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Prestonsburg:

  • PRESTONSBURG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,680; Location: BERT COMBS DR; Public)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prestonsburg:

  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; FT enrollment: 6,866)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; FT enrollment: 2,412)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,729)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 93 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)

Schools

Public high schools in Prestonsburg:

  • PRESTONSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 643; Location: 825 BLACKCAT BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CARL D PERKINS JOB CORP ACADEMY ALT SCH (Students: 60; Location: 478 MEADOW BR; Grades: 10 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Prestonsburg:

  • PRESTONSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 236 N LAKE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JAMES D ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 2520 S LAKE DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHARLES CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 140 S CLARK RD; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Prestonsburg:

  • FLOYD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $402,280; Location: 161 NORTH ARNOLD AVENUE; 70,804 books; 1,500 audio materials; 600 video materials; 29 serial subscriptions)