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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C-
Johnston County is located in North Carolina with a population of 186,308. Living in Johnston County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Johnston County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Johnston County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    228.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    113.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    754.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,276.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Johnston County

Johnston County Reviews

3 reviews
Johnston county use to have a backwoods modern charm that was a community I could be proud of. Now, acres of forests are being ripped down so that cookie cutter apartments and houses can be crammed in next to one another. While, I do my best in volunteering with my community, I can't stop this urban development that is destroying the country I have know and loved since I was little.
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This county has plenty to do, but also a small town charming feel. Main street has blossomed and there are activities added all the time.
Johnston County is a small area about an hour away from Raleigh. It has very little to do and it about a 15-30 minute drive away from anything.