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 21,562 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Johnston is the 24th largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Johnston, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Johnston, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Johnston’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Johnston does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $94,539.00.

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 90.80% 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 (15.69%), sales jobs (12.93%), and office and administrative support (11.73%).

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Johnston, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Johnston is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.69% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Johnston in 2010 was $48,227, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,908 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 German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Yugoslavian.

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