Johnston County NC Information


Johnston County Subdivisions

Johnston County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 198,647
Population in Households 196,831
Population in Familes 168,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,816
Population Density1 251
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $54,990
Average Household Income $69,828
Per Capita Income $25,612


Total Housing Units 78,996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,482 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,718 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,796 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $163,637
Average Home Value $192,780


Total Households 72,200
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 52,442
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.99% 2.07%
Households 1.88% 2.0%
Families 1.76% 1.93%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


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, 2018 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 # 35 66th
Median Household Income # 13 88th
Per Capita Income # 34 67th

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