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Preston Heights
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
Coordinates 41°29′48″N 88°4′21″W / 41.49667°N 88.0725°W / 41.49667; -88.0725
Area 1.5 sq mi (4 km²)
 - land 1.5 sq mi (4 km²)
Population 2,575 (2010)
Density 1,717 /sq mi (663 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 815, 779
Location in Will County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Will County and the state of Illinois.
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Preston Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Will County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 2,575.


Preston Heights is located at 41°29′48″N 88°4′21″W / 41.49667°N 88.0725°W / 41.49667; -88.0725 (41.496564, -88.072573).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,527 people, 875 households, and 655 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,691.4 people per square mile (654.8/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 622.5/sq mi (241.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 30.99% White, 63.47% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 2.77% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.42% of the population.

There were 875 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 24.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $46,331. Males had a median income of $38,875 versus $25,944 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,681. About 8.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

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