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Encyclopedia > Preston, Minnesota

Preston is a city located in Fillmore County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,426. It is the county seat of Fillmore County6. Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park is nearby. Fillmore County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Fillmore County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Bridge to historic Forestville, Minnesota Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park is a Minnesota state park. ...

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Geography

Location of Preston, Minnesota

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²). 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is land, along with the South Branch of the Root River snaking through the city. Image File history File links MNMap-doton-Preston. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,426 people, 583 households, and 374 families residing in the city. The population density is 234.3/km² (606.3/mi²). There are 616 housing units at an average density of 101.2/km² (261.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.95% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 583 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% are married couples living together, 6.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% are non-families. 32.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $37,016, and the median income for a family is $50,234. Males have a median income of $30,463 versus $21,520 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,578. 8.3% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.0% of those under the age of 18 and 15.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

Fillmore Central School District (#2198) is a public district that has has two schools in Preston. Those schools are the Elementary (PK-4th grade) and Middle (5-8 grade) Schools. The High School (9-12th grade) is located in nearby Harmony, Minnesota. For the School years of 2005-2006, their enrollment is 641 students. Fillmore Central's predicted total enrollment is 604 students for the school years of 2006-2007. The school's website is http://www.fillmorecentral.k12.mn.us Harmony is a city located in Fillmore County, Minnesota. ...


Tourist attractions

Mystery Cave State Park

Is located right outside of Preston in Forestville, Mn ~The Cave~ The Cave is located in Forestville Minnesota; it includes stalactites, stalagmites and underground pools. It is a constant 48 degrees Fahrenheit underground. There is over 12 miles of passage in 2 rock layers. It is about 3,170 acres; there are 133,756 annual visits and 26,256 overnight visits. ~History~ About 2 to 5 million years ago there was material deposited in shallow seas and as the deposits increased in thickness, the layers on the bottom were compressed to form limestone, shale and sandstone. Now days these rocks are 1300 feet above the sea. Within the past few years caves and sinkholes have formed. ~Wildlife~ In this park you can find a lot of different wildlife, they have found rare glacial snails to timber rattlesnakes. There have also been sightings of deer, raccoon, beaver, mink, opossum, woodchucks, four species of squirrels, and red and grey fox. There have also been at least 175 species of birds recorded in the park.


Elevator

The old Preston elevator used to be known as the Milwaukee Elevator Company Grain Elevator. It was built around 1890 for holding grain for shipment by rail to the Eastern cities of the United States. The elevator was last used in the 1890's. It was built with cribbed construction, which has to do with interlocking bins. At the time it was a lot stronger and a lot more expensive to build it this way. Then to build it in stud construction. Now the Preston Historical Society is trying to restore the structure.


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Preston, MN - City of Preston Minnesota (122 words)
Preston, the Fillmore County Seat, is a vibrant community in the heart of bluff country in Southeastern Minnesota.
Many visit Preston to view the beautiful Root River Valley and access the over 50 miles of paved bike trails in and around the community.
Many 'Bluff Country' visitors choose to make Preston their choice for lodging as it offers one of Minnesota's finest BandB's, a motel located right on the bike trail and Bluff Country's most family-friendly Inn.
Preston Minnesota (470 words)
1) " Preston" -- In the context of Preston Minnesota
Preston is famous for, among other things, its large bus station (with 79gates), St Walburge's Church (the tallest church in England, with the third highest spire at94 metres), and Preston North End F.C., one of the oldest Football League teams.
2) " Minnesota" -- In the context of Preston Minnesota
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