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
$237,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Johnston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    83
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185
    500
  • Theft
    795
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,565
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Johnston is a very safe place to raise a family. Johnston has a family low crime rate. Johnston community school district offers a safe, top-tier education system for kindergarten through 12th grade. The athletic programs for youth and for the middle/high school do a very great job of incorporating fairness, integrity, respectfulness, showmanship, and a team aspect that makes it feel like a family.
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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!
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.