Johnston County, North Carolina Population 2019

Johnston County, North Carolina's estimated population is 196,423 with a growth rate of 2.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Johnston County, North Carolina is the 12th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018202,6756,2523.18%
2017196,4235,5552.91%
2016190,8685,7333.10%
2015185,1354,3772.42%
2014180,7583,5021.98%
2013177,2562,8561.64%
2012174,4001,9601.14%
2011172,4402,7591.63%
2010169,68188,375108.69%
199081,30610,70715.17%
198070,5998,86214.35%
197061,737-1,199-1.91%
196062,936-2,970-4.51%
195065,9062,1083.30%
194063,7986,17710.72%
193057,6218,62317.60%
192048,9987,59718.35%
191041,4019,15128.38%
190032,2505,01118.40%
189027,2393,77816.10%
188023,4616,56438.85%
187016,8971,2417.93%
186015,6561,93014.06%
185013,7263,12729.50%
184010,599-339-3.10%
183010,9381,33113.85%
18209,6072,74039.90%
18106,8675668.98%
18006,30166711.84%
17905,6340.00%

How Many People Live in Johnston County, North Carolina?

196,423

Population by Race

Race Population
White144,874
Black or African American28,671
Some Other Race5,701
Two or More Races4,558
American Indian and Alaska Native1,267
Asian1,222
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

Johnston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Johnston County, North Carolina Median Age

37.9


Total

36.6


Male

39.3


Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 137,420 adults, (23,061 of whom are seniors) in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Johnston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Johnston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

94,900

50.94%

Male

91,408

49.06%

Johnston County, North Carolina Households and Families

Johnston County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Johnston County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All71.7%28.3%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Male53.2%46.8%
Female52.9%47.1%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All65,4012.8271.7
Married36,2423.383.7
Non Family16,8971.2859.4
Female9,0913.5952.9
Male3,1713.3853.2

3.25

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Johnston County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,8175.56%
9th to 12th Grade10,8308.83%
High School Graduate36,05529.39%
Some College27,38422.32%
Associates Degree15,01712.24%
Bachelors Degree19,17515.63%
Graduate Degree7,3936.03%

Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White90,11781,77421,605
Black18,59215,1633,603
Hispanic11,8986,250774
Other Race2,476997123
Multiple Races1,3721,169244
Native American972747176
Asian741622188
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,279$39,557$31,534
Less Than High School$21,596$24,439$14,933
High School Grad$30,016$33,034$22,444
Some College$35,594$41,706$31,204
Bachelors Degree$48,050$64,336$39,575
Graduate Degree$55,730$79,483$50,426

$35,279

Average Earnings

$39,557

Average Male

$31,534

Average Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

Johnston County, North Carolina Language by Age

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

87.92% of Johnston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.90% of the population.

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White126,76711,6789.21%
Hispanic24,6848,68235.17%
Black27,9525,22418.69%
Other5,6612,47843.77%
Multiple4,5331,30828.86%
Native1,23736929.83%
Asian1,222564.58%
Islander151066.67%

14.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.72%

Male Poverty Rate

15.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina is Islander, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina is Asian, with 4.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.90%
High School13.26%
Some College8.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.52%
Male Unemployed29.53%
Female Employed6.97%
Male Employed5.54%

Johnston County, North Carolina Income

Johnston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,610$68,380
Families$64,055$76,608
Married Families$78,494$89,233
Non Families$31,046$39,139

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Johnston County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans

13,286

Number of Veterans

12,139

Male Veterans

1,147

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,086
Vietnam3,977
Second Gulf War2,852
Korea775
World War II419

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,06010.17%
Black1,8608.77%
Hispanic3692.53%
Indian15314.75%
2 or More1245.87%
Asian637.13%
Other260.82%

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment Status

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Johnston County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Clayton 1618820260407225.15%
Smithfield1096012266130611.92%
Selma606365895268.68%
Zebulon 4433515972616.38%
Archer Lodge4279481553612.53%
Benson 3312369738511.62%
Wilson's Mills2277255027311.99%
Four Oaks192320901678.68%
Pine Level1691188819711.65%
Kenly 1348149314510.76%
Princeton1188130711910.02%
Micro4414995813.15%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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