Johnston County NC Information


Johnston County Subdivisions

Johnston County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 192,615
Daytime Population: Workers 56,188
Daytime Population: Residents 102,496
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 158,684
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 191,081
Population in Familes 162,771
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,534
Population Density2 243
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $52,064
Average Household Income $66,736
Per Capita Income $24,489


Total Housing Units 75,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,260 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,835 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,852 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $158,275
Average Home Value $189,177


Total Households 70,095
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 50,896
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.83% 1.91%
Households 1.73% 1.84%
Families 1.59% 1.75%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.71%


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, 2017 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 Density # 22 79th
Diversity Index # 34 67th
Median Household Income # 12 89th
Per Capita Income # 36 65th

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