Johnston County, NC

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2022 Population
219,042
3.65% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
0.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
14.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,288
14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$240,100
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
108,178
5.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Johnston County, NC had a population of 219k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $75,288. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Johnston County, NC grew from 211,320 to 219,042, a 3.65% increase and its median household income grew from $66,026 to $75,288, a 14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Johnston County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.4%), Other (Hispanic) (6.09%), White (Hispanic) (4.99%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%).

None of the households in Johnston County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Johnston County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnston County, NC are Johnston Community College (1,184 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Johnston County, NC was $240,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Johnston County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnston County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Johnston County, NC is home to a population of 219k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.61% of Johnston County, NC residents were born outside of the country (16.7k people).

In 2022, there were 3.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Johnston County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Johnston County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Johnston County, NC was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Johnston County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    142k ± 881
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    35.8k ± 706
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 1.9k
14.5%
Hispanic Population
31.8k people

In 2022, there were 3.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Johnston County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.5% of the people in Johnston County, NC are hispanic (31.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Johnston County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.7k people
7.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people

As of 2022, 7.61% of Johnston County, NC residents (16.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Johnston County, NC was 7.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,153 ± 680
  2. Vietnam
    3,658 ± 455
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,116 ± 602

Johnston County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Johnston County, NC employs 108k people. The largest industries in Johnston County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,093 people), Construction (12,539 people), and Retail Trade (12,296 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,139), Utilities ($77,207), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,595).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

108k
2022 Value
± 3,378
5.89%
1 Year growth
± 4.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnston County, NC grew at a rate of 5.89%, from 102k employees to 108k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnston County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,653 people), Management Occupations (11,881 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,025 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnston County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

108k
2022 Value
± 3,378
5.89%
1 Year growth
± 4.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnston County, NC grew at a rate of 5.89%, from 102k employees to 108k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnston County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,093 people), Construction (12,539 people), and Retail Trade (12,296 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnston County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Johnston County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,896
Median earning men ± $1,817
$39,082
Median earning women ± $1,724

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,676), Information ($67,230), and Manufacturing ($65,974).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,996), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,288), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,346).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,081
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 665
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 659
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Johnston County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 61.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.05%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Johnston County, NC awarded 1,184 degrees. The student population of Johnston County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,542 male students and 2,740 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnston County, NC are White (738 and 63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (240 and 20.6%), Black or African American (152 and 13%), and Asian (9 and 0.773%).

The largest universities in Johnston County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Johnston Community College (1,184 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Johnston County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (283 and 23.9%), Information Technology (114 and 9.63%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (73 and 6.17%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,282 students enrolled in Johnston County, NC, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,689 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Johnston County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 283 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Johnston County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,184 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johnston Community College with 1,184 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 576 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnston County, NC, which is 0.947 times less than the 608 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 738 degrees mean that there were 3.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 240 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($225) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,537) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnston County, NC was $240,100 in 2022, which is 0.852 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $202,600 to $240,100, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnston County, NC is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Johnston County, NC have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Johnston County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Johnston County, NC is $75,288. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Johnston County, NC was Census Tract 410.01 with a value of $69,959, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 403.01, with respective values of $68,361 and $48,873.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnston County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.22%.

Property

$240,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,288
$60,831
Median Property Taxes
±$2,314

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Johnston County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Johnston County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 410.01
  2. Census Tract 404
  3. Census Tract 403.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnston County, NC was Census Tract 410.01 with a value of $69,959, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 403.01, with respective values of $68,361 and $48,873.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Johnston County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,288
Median Household Income
± $2,516
79.4k
Number of Households
± 2,632

In 2022, the median household income of the 79.4k households in Johnston County, NC grew to $75,288 from the previous year's value of $66,026.

The following chart displays the households in Johnston County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Johnston County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.9%)
  3. Carpooled (8.92%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Johnston County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.9%) and those who carpooled to work (8.92%).

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnston County, NC have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Johnston County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Johnston County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Johnston County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnston County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.22%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnston County, NC (23.2k out of 217k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Johnston County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.9% of the children was living in poverty in Johnston County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 185 in Johnston County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 28.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Johnston County, NC has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Johnston County, NC see 3609 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.06% decrease from the previous year (3685 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4005 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 978 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,609 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnston County, NC

Primary care physicians in Johnston County, NC see an average of 3,609 patients per year. This represents a 2.06% decrease from the previous year (3,685 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Johnston County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
49.7%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnston County, NC declined by 5.87% from 11.9% to 11.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.1 in Johnston County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.2% in Johnston County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.5% in Johnston County, NC.

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