Johnston, IA
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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. 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 $97,457.00.

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 91.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Johnston is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnston who work in management occupations (18.38%), business and financial occupations (12.97%), and office and administrative support (10.81%).

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.

In addition, Johnston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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 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 59.58% 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 $46,398, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,592 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 Serbo-Croatian and Chinese.