Johnston is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 29,534 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Johnston is the 12th largest community in Rhode Island.
Johnston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Johnston is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnston who work in office and administrative support (15.74%), sales jobs (10.54%), and management occupations (9.54%).
The overall education level of Johnston is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.35% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Johnston in 2018 was $35,108, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,432 for a family of four. However, Johnston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Johnston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Johnston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Johnston include Italian, Irish, French, English, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Johnston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.