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Johnston City, IL

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Overview


Johnston City is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,325 people and just one neighborhood, Johnston City is the 442nd largest community in Illinois. Johnston City has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Johnston City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Johnston City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Johnston City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnston City who work in sales jobs (14.78%), healthcare (13.41%), and teaching (11.52%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Johnston City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.15 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Demographics

The education level of Johnston City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.94% of adults in Johnston City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Johnston City in 2018 was $27,726, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,904 for a family of four. However, Johnston City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Johnston City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Johnston City residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Johnston City include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Belgian.

The most common language spoken in Johnston City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Johnston City are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 41.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.9%), and 9.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Johnston City, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.7%), along with some Belgian ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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