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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Johnston is a suburb of Providence with a population of 29,159. Johnston is in Providence County. Living in Johnston offers residents a 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 Johnston...
Population
29,159

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Johnston Rankings

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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
    108.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    248.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    857.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.6
    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
    13%
  • 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
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    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
$60,574
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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I have lived in Johnston for most of my life. The best part of Johnston is the recreational sports available in the town. Being involved in sports has been a great experience for me. I have made many friends over the years because of my involvement in sports. Sports really helps build a community. Parents and children get to know each other well and look forward to seeing one another at the games. My grandparents and aunts also attended many of my games. It is a great and exciting time for all. As I move on to college, I will miss my days of the sports I played in the town of Johnston.
Living in Johnston has been nothing but a positive experience since the beginning. Johnston is very centrally located, and it is easy to travel to other districts and towns. I would recommend living in Johnston or surrounding city because of affordability, friendliness, and safety.