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Johnston
  • Suburb of Providence, RI

Report Card

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

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Johnston is a suburb of Providence with a population of 29,326. Johnston is in Providence County. Living in Johnston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Johnston there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Johnston and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Johnston are above average.

About

About Johnston...
Population
29,326

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    91.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    23.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    10.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    207.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    872.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    162.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

Working in Johnston

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,859
National
$64,994

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