A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Johnston Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    9
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232
    525
  • Theft
    765
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$97,457
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Johnston Reviews

17 reviews
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Johnston is a growing suburb filled with great opportunities! Lots of new businesses popping up and wonderful neighborhoods to live in. The school district is incredible and currently a brand new high school is being built to fill the growing demand of this great community!
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We love the small-town feel of Johnston, while appreciating all the benefits and services it offers. We walk to the post office, bank, grocery store, and (a longer walk) to the library. There are great parks and lots of casual dining options close by. The schools are among the top in the state, and we have a new fire/police department. My only concern is the number of apartments going in right now - although I suppose that may be a positive for some folks looking to move in.
Small community with access to a bigger city. Johnston has great schools. The community is active but only amounts to light traffic. There is a variety of access to big box stores and smaller merchants. There is cultural diversity. There are a few large employers and a short commute for those who work in the city.