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"America's Trout Capital"

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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,016
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Preston demographic reports
Preston is on the Root River.
Local festivals include:
  • Trout Days - May 18-20, 2007
  • Fillmore County Fair - July 17-21, 2007
  • Fall Fest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Harvest Day - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Preston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Root River State Recreational Trail, Forestville State Park
Historic sites and museums: Historic Forestville
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Preston include Preston Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Preston include Fillmore County Journal, Preston Republican-Leader

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Fillmore County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Preston political report.

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The average commute time for Preston workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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