Johnston, RI
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Johnston is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 29,247 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Johnston is the 12th largest community in Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Johnston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Johnston is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnston who work in office and administrative support (14.88%), sales jobs (13.35%), and management occupations (8.37%).

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.

The education level of Johnston citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.95% of adults in Johnston have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Johnston in 2010 was $32,511, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,044 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. Important ancestries of people in Johnston include Irish, French , English, and Portuguese.

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