Johnston County, North Carolina Population 2018

Johnston County, North Carolina's estimated population is 196,708 with a growth rate of 7.99% 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
2017196,70814,5537.99%
2016182,155-8,939-4.68%
2016191,0945,7373.10%
2015185,3574,3962.43%
2014180,9613,5402.00%
2013177,4212,9001.66%
2012174,5211,9871.15%
2011172,5342,8501.68%
2010169,68488,378108.70%
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%

Johnston County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White142,427
Black or African American27,836
Some Other Race5,126
Two or More Races4,599
Asian1,179
American Indian and Alaska Native962
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Johnston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Johnston County, North Carolina Median Age

37.7


Total

36.5


Male

39.1


Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 133,884 adults, (22,223 of which are seniors) in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Johnston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Johnston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

92,723

50.90%

Male

89,432

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 Family60.9%39.1%
Male53.5%46.5%
Female49.9%50.1%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Johnston County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,2192.8571.6
Married34,5423.3683.9
Non Family16,9061.2760.9
Female8,5493.749.9
Male3,2223.553.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Johnston County, North Carolina Households

Johnston County, North Carolina Education

Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,5166.29%
9th to 12th Grade10,4378.74%
High School Graduate36,09130.22%
Some College26,41222.11%
Associates Degree13,65511.43%
Bachelors Degree18,48215.47%
Graduate Degree6,8495.73%

Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White88,32779,83620,640
Black17,80814,2193,354
Hispanic11,3935,661739
Other Race2,4101,052134
Multiple Races1,5561,280327
Native American793576105
Asian615526165
Islander2626

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 islander people with a rate of 26.83%.

Johnston County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,960$37,874$30,753
Less Than High School$19,816$22,685$12,924
High School Grad$28,135$32,170$21,414
Some College$34,780$41,045$30,695
Bachelors Degree$45,988$60,154$37,490
Graduate Degree$56,287$75,440$52,358

$33,960

Average Earnings

$37,874

Average Male

$30,753

Average Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

Johnston County, North Carolina Language by Age

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

88.25% of Johnston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.75% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.62% of the population.

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White124,76411,0968.89%
Hispanic23,6588,41935.59%
Black27,1445,51320.31%
Other5,0861,90337.42%
Multiple4,5721,39530.51%
Native93431233.40%
Asian1,179726.11%
Islander26519.23%

14.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.87%

Male Poverty Rate

15.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina is Other, with 37.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Johnston County, North Carolina is Asian, with 6.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.27%.

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.93%
High School13.10%
Some College8.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.48%
Male Unemployed25.02%
Female Employed6.96%
Male Employed5.90%

Johnston County, North Carolina Income

Johnston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,980$63,567
Families$61,739$71,174
Married Families$75,372$82,745
Non Families$31,016$38,553

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by War

12,764

Number of Veterans

11,716

Male Veterans

1,048

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,857
First Gulf War3,397
Second Gulf War2,372
Korea896
World War II487

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,618
55 to 642,623
65 to 742,424
75+1,854
18 to 341,245

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,4529.84%
Black1,9299.41%
Hispanic3562.56%
2 or More1677.38%
Indian13815.95%
Other401.36%
Asian384.67%

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment Status

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment by Age

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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