Preston Heights, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Preston Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Preston Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,533 as of July 1, 2016. Preston Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Preston Heights is located at latitude 41.4939 and longitude -88.0753 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the Preston Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Preston Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393198) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Preston Heights Census Designated Place is located within Township of Joliet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Preston Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Preston Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,533
Population in Households 2,527
Population in Familes 2,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 2,699
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 515 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 372 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $135,938
Average Home Value $156,796


Median Household Income $46,405
Average Household Income $57,406
Per Capita Income $20,326
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.17%
Households -0.23% -0.16%
Families -0.44% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Preston Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 461 66th
Population Density1 # 161 88th
Diversity Index2 # 73 95th
Median Household Income # 915 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1196 13th

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