Johnston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 21,114 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Johnston is the 24th largest community in Iowa. Johnston has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Johnston, where the median household income is $95,565.00.
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 91.30% 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 management occupations (16.12%), business and financial occupations (12.34%), and office and administrative support (12.21%).
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.
Because of many things, Johnston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Johnston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Johnston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Johnston is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Johnston area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Johnston is a pretty powerful place. 56.72% of the adults in Johnston have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Johnston in 2010 was $46,421, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,684 for a family of four.
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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Johnston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Serbo-Croatian.