Johnston, IA
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Living in Johnston


Johnston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 24,064 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Johnston is the 21st largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Johnston was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Johnston economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Johnston, where the median household income is $92,984.00.

Johnston real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Johnston house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Johnston is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Johnston is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnston who work in sales jobs (14.21%), management occupations (13.37%), and business and financial occupations (10.74%).

Also of interest is that Johnston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Johnston is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Johnston’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Johnston. 53.25% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Johnston in 2018 was $49,775, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,100 for a family of four.

Johnston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Johnston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Johnston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Johnston include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Johnston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Serbo-Croatian.