Preston Overview

57/100
Total Score
204/329
Ranking

The Big Picture

Preston is a city and district located in Lancashire, England. According to the latest estimates, the population of the district is around 150,000. In terms of housing, the district offers a diverse range of options, including affordable homes, apartments, and larger family homes. The community in Preston is vibrant, with a range of festivals and initiatives taking place throughout the year, such as the annual Lancashire Encounter Festival. The city has a strong cultural scene with several theaters and venues, including the Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, offering a variety of entertainment options. The local economy is largely driven by industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and education, with major employers including BAE Systems, the University of Central Lancashire, and the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Preston Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Preston’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Preston Diversity

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