Johnston County, North Carolina Population 2022

Johnston County, North Carolina's estimated population is 229,280 with a growth rate of 2.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Johnston County, North Carolina is the 13th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 169,678 and has seen a growth of 35.13% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17905,6340.00%
18006,30166711.84%
18106,8675668.98%
18209,6072,74039.90%
183010,9381,33113.85%
184010,599-339-3.10%
185013,7263,12729.50%
186015,6561,93014.06%
187016,8971,2417.93%
188023,4616,56438.85%
189027,2393,77816.10%
190032,2505,01118.40%
191041,4019,15128.38%
192048,9987,59718.35%
193057,6218,62317.60%
194063,7986,17710.72%
195065,9062,1083.30%
196062,936-2,970-4.51%
197061,737-1,199-1.91%
198070,5998,86214.35%
199081,30610,70715.17%
2010169,67888,372108.69%
2011172,4462,7681.63%
2012174,3831,9371.12%
2013177,2272,8441.63%
2014180,7103,4831.97%
2015185,1044,3942.43%
2016190,8435,7393.10%
2017196,3745,5312.90%
2018202,6926,3183.22%
2019209,3396,6473.28%
2020215,9866,6473.18%
2021222,6336,6473.08%
2022229,2806,6472.99%
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Johnston County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White152,28974.91%
Black or African American32,88916.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native9710.48%
Asian1,3340.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander700.03%
Some Other Race7,9273.90%
Two or More Races7,8283.85%
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Johnston County, North Carolina Population by Race

Johnston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Johnston County, North Carolina Median Age

38.4


Total

37.2


Male

39.6


Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 151,529 adults, (27,100 of whom are seniors) in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Johnston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Johnston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

103,486

50.90%

Male

99,822

49.10%

Johnston County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Johnston County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All74%26%
Male72.5%27.5%
Non Family59.8%40.2%
Female52.1%47.9%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Johnston County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,3322.8374
Married39,9293.3785.9
Male3,1613.6872.5
Female8,7753.652.1
Non Family19,4671.2259.8

3.33

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Johnston County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1634.55%
9th to 12th Grade9,8207.24%
High School Graduate37,62227.75%
Some College31,31923.10%
Associates Degree18,18813.41%
Bachelors Degree23,07317.02%
Graduate Degree9,4116.94%
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Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races2,6612,448744
White96,97089,15825,439
Asian924707208
Black21,86119,1324,467
Native American734605117
Hispanic13,6888,5461,647
Other Race3,9772,290375
Islander44

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 2+ races people with a rate of 27.96%.

Johnston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,670$45,951$34,374
Less Than 9th Grade$25,882$28,707$16,558
High School Graduate$32,802$38,303$26,991
Some College$40,286$49,082$32,024
Bachelors Degree$51,903$70,788$44,906
Graduate Degree$60,587$77,645$51,996

$40,670

Average Earnings

$45,951

Average Male

$34,374

Average Female

Johnston County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Johnston County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Johnston County, North Carolina Language

87.04% of Johnston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.98% of the population.

Johnston County, North Carolina Language

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic27,8558,40030.16%
Multiple7,6721,76122.95%
Black31,9765,48017.14%
Asian1,31113510.30%
White134,91510,0117.42%
Native949666.95%
Other2,734NaN%

12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.52%

Male Poverty Rate

12.90%

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 30.16% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.18%.

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.72%
High School11.83%
Some College7.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Johnston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.84%
Male Unemployed10.44%
Female Employed5.88%
Female Unemployed25.83%

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

Johnston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,806$79,379
Families$74,922$91,284
Married Families$88,925$103,441
Non Families$32,490$42,745
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Income by Household Type

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Johnston County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Johnston County, North Carolina Marital Status

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14,552

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,599
First Gulf War4,561
Vietnam4,056
Korea667
World War II316

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,228
35 to 545,595
55 to 642,703
65 to 743,245
75+1,781

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,60810.00%
Black2,2529.07%
Native American729.94%
Asian17315.64%
Other Race1793.71%
2+ Races2687.28%
Hispanic3872.32%

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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4.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Johnston County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Johnston County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Johnston County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.83%

Born in Johnston County, North Carolina

92.60%

Native Born

7.40%

Foreign Born

5.29%

Non Citizen

2.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.60% of Johnston County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.83% having been born in North Carolina. 5.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Johnston County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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