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Preston is a city in Fillmore County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Luther Preston, millwright.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Preston. For links to other places called Preston, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Preston is 43.670N. The longitude is -92.083W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 958 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,402.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Preston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fillmore County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55965 ZIP code.
35% of Preston residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Preston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Preston was $18,578, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Preston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Preston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $729.
Libraries in Preston include Preston Public Library ... View libraries
Fillmore County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Preston political report.
The average commute time for Preston workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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