Preston is a village in Hickory County, Missouri, United States. The population was 223 at the 2010 census.
Preston is located at 37°56′30″N 93°12′40″W / 37.94167°N 93.21111°W / 37.94167; -93.21111 (37.941571, -93.211015).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 223 people, 104 households, and 58 families residing in the village. The population density was 297.3 inhabitants per square mile (114.8/km). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 161.3 per square mile (62.3/km). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.4% African American, and 1.8% Native American.
There were 104 households of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the village was 48.1 years. 17.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 113 people, 50 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 666.4 people per square mile (256.6/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 395.1 per square mile (152.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.
There were 50 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 76.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $19,583, and the median income for a family was $19,583. Males had a median income of $20,313 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,318. There were 31.0% of families and 30.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 37.1% of under eighteens and 17.4% of those over 64.