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FAST FACTS ABOUT PRESTON COUNTY

Founded: 1818
Land in square miles: 651.4
Population: 33,520
Percentage minorities: 2.4%
Percentage rural: 87.9%
Median age: 41.3
Percentage 65 or older: 15.7%
Birth rate per 1,000 women: 54
Median household income: $40,753
High school graduate or higher: 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
Home ownership: 82.7%
Median home value: $87,700

Source: This information is from the 2010 U.S. Census and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, West Virginia as a whole had 6.1 percent minorities, a median age of 41.1, median household income of $38,380, and a 74.6 percent homeownership rate.


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