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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Johnston is a suburb of Providence with a population of 29,235. 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.
About Johnston...
Population
29,235

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    95.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    839.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    136.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Johnston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,973
National
$55,322
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I love living in Johnston. It’s not that big of a town, but it does have a lot for you to do such as many restaurants, shopping and bowling. The nights are so peaceful here as the neighborhoods are quiet at night. Everyone in the town is so friendly. It’s not that far from many main cities such as Providence, which allows for quick travel! The safety in town is wonderful as police roam both day and night. There are many job opportunities in town! It’s also affordable and a nice town to start a family in! There’s barely any traffic so it makes it easy to commute to other places. And, it’s also a pretty diversified place to be! Overall, it’s a great place to live!
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Johnston is a town in Providence County; it is the site of the Clemence Irons House, a stone-ender museum, and the only landfill in Rhode Island.
It is an average size town that has a lot to offer in terms of attractions, restaurants, shopping and activities. Not to mention that we are close to several cities (Providence, etc.). The people of the town are very friendly and welcoming.
Since Johnston is a tiny town, there are short commutes to get anywhere an individual would need to go. Furthermore, in such a small region with an extremely diverse population, there are myriad opportunities to interact with individuals from different cultures.