Profile for Prestonsburg, Kentucky, KY
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Prestonsburg is a city in Floyd County.
Prestonsburg is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for John Preston, landholder.
The latitude of Prestonsburg is 37.665N. The longitude is -82.771W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,677.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Prestonsburg demographic reports
Prestonsburg is in the Appalachians, on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.
Former and merged names include:
· Preston's Station
The Civil War Battle of Middle Creek was fought near here in 1862.
Local festivals include:
- East Kentucky State Fair - Aug. 2-5, 2007
- Kentucky Highland Folk Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
- Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Prestonsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Historic sites and museums: East Kentucky Science Center
Colleges and universities:
Prestonsburg Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
11% of Prestonsburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prestonsburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prestonsburg was $18,013, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Prestonsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Prestonsburg festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- East Kentucky State Fair - A
- Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival - O
- Kentucky Highland Folk Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Prestonsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $209. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $968.
Libraries in Prestonsburg include Floyd County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Prestonsburg include Floyd County Times
Floyd County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prestonsburg political report.
The average commute time for Prestonsburg workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Prestonsburg include Comfort Suites Prestonsburg, Holiday Inn, Super 8.
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