Johnston County, North Carolina Population 2020

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 Percentage
White148,19377.52%
Black or African American29,83715.61%
Some Other Race5,5762.92%
Two or More Races5,0082.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3460.70%
Asian1,1500.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.03%

Johnston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Johnston County, North Carolina Median Age

38.1


Total

36.9


Male

39.4


Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 141,466 adults, (24,306 of whom are seniors) in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Johnston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Johnston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

97,307

50.90%

Male

93,865

49.10%

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
Married83.9%16.1%
All71.6%28.4%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Male60%40%
Female46.6%53.4%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All67,1542.8271.6
Married37,3473.3383.9
Non Family17,5981.2560.2
Female8,9663.5746.6
Male3,2433.4560

3.28

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Johnston County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,7305.32%
9th to 12th Grade10,6438.42%
High School Graduate37,05529.30%
Some College28,51622.55%
Associates Degree15,91912.59%
Bachelors Degree19,69715.58%
Graduate Degree7,8956.24%

Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White92,35983,75322,236
Black19,49216,1793,633
Hispanic12,3967,140996
Other Race2,7421,169119
Multiple Races1,3851,233390
Native American994806138
Asian787674228
Islander1010

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 28.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,006$40,961$31,872
Less Than High School$21,964$25,330$15,446
High School Grad$30,325$33,334$23,408
Some College$36,919$45,048$31,564
Bachelors Degree$49,429$65,608$40,255
Graduate Degree$60,241$81,036$51,344

$36,006

Average Earnings

$40,961

Average Male

$31,872

Average Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

Johnston County, North Carolina Language by Age

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

87.56% of Johnston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.91% of the population.

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White129,34210,5838.18%
Hispanic25,5878,21332.10%
Black29,2785,48218.72%
Other5,5331,67930.35%
Multiple4,9471,29726.22%
Native1,32827720.86%
Asian1,150917.91%

13.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.58%

Male Poverty Rate

14.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 32.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina is Asian, with 7.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.60%
High School12.46%
Some College7.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%

Johnston County, North Carolina Income

Johnston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,842$70,875
Families$65,653$79,459
Married Families$80,753$92,019
Non Families$32,246$41,209

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans

12,949

Number of Veterans

11,743

Male Veterans

1,206

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,932
First Gulf War3,755
Second Gulf War3,141
Korea785
World War II467

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,5239.45%
Black2,0329.19%
Hispanic3032.00%
Indian21820.92%
2 or More743.31%
Asian586.24%
Other441.24%

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment Status

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.60%

Born in North Carolina

92.32%

Native Born

7.68%

Foreign Born

5.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.32% of Johnston County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 59.60% having been born in North Carolina. 5.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990