Johnston County NC Information


Johnston County Subdivisions

Johnston County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 179,822
Population in Households 178,043
Population in Familes 151,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,779
Population Density1 227
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 65,243
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 47,531
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 71,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,573 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,670 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,112 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $163,225
Average Home Value $185,508


Median Household Income $49,744
Average Household Income $60,281
Per Capita Income $21,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.49% 1.63%
Households 1.24% 1.51%
Families 1.08% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Johnston County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Johnston County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 88th
Population Density1 # 23 78th
Diversity Index2 # 32 69th
Median Household Income # 15 86th
Per Capita Income # 39 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.