Johnston, IA

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Population

20,172

3.49% growth

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$94,539

1.07% decline

Poverty Rate

4.31%


Number of Employees

11,266

4.33% growth

Median Property Value

$248,100

4.42% growth

About

In 2017, Johnston, IA had a population of 20.2k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $94,539. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Johnston, IA grew from 19,491 to 20,172, a 3.49% increase and its median household income declined from $95,565 to $94,539, a -1.07% decrease.

The population of Johnston, IA is 90.6% White Alone, 4.45% Asian Alone, and 2.37% Black or African American Alone. 7.86% of the people in Johnston, IA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnston, IA are La James International College-Johnston (44 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Johnston, IA is $248,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Johnston, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnston, IA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Johnston, IA employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Johnston, IA are Finance & Insurance (1,923 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,629 people), and Retail Trade (1,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,568), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,530), and Utilities ($80,208).

Median household income in Johnston, IA is $94,539. Males in Johnston, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Johnston, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$94,539

2017 value

± $7,555

-1.07%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Johnston, IA have a median annual income of $94,539, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $95,565 in 2016, which represents a -1.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Johnston, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Johnston, IA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Johnston, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Johnston, IA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Johnston, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 117.01

  2. Census Tract 114.04

  3. Census Tract 113

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnston, IA was Census Tract 117.01 with a value of $119,265, followed by Census Tract 114.04 and Census Tract 113, with respective values of $100,902 and $88,871.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnston, IA (860 out of 19.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    837 ± 264

  2. Black

    12 ± 88

  3. Asian

    11 ± 87

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.3k

2017 Value

± 817

4.33%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnston, IA grew at a rate of 4.33%, from 10.8k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnston, IA, are Management Occupations (1,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,457 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnston, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Johnston, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,457 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Johnston, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.33 times), and Legal Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Johnston, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($118,672), Management Occupations ($106,875), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($100,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k

2017 Value

± 817

4.33%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnston, IA grew at a rate of 4.33%, from 10.8k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnston, IA, are Finance & Insurance (1,923 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,629 people), and Retail Trade (1,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnston, IA, though some of these residents may live in Johnston, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Johnston, IA, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (1,923 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,629 people), and Retail Trade (1,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Johnston, IA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (3.65 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.26 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Johnston, IA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,568), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,530), and Utilities ($80,208).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery with $18.8B and Other ag prods. and $18.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.8% of the population of Johnston, IA has health coverage, with 70.6% on employee plans, 5.54% on Medicaid, 8.93% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.972% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Johnston, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Johnston, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.18%

Uninsured

70.6%

Employer Coverage

5.54%

Medicaid

8.93%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

0.972%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnston, IA declined by 18.3% from 3.9% to 3.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Johnston, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Johnston, IA is home to a population of 20.2k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.77% of Johnston, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Johnston, IA is composed of 18.3k White Alone residents (90.6%), 897 Asian Alone residents (4.45%), 478 Black or African American Alone residents (2.37%), 268 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.33%), 232 Two or More Races residents (1.15%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0545%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0446%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Johnston, IA are Serbo-Croatian (598 speakers), Chinese (170 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (144 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Johnston, IA was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Johnston, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Johnston, IA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.77% of Johnston, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Johnston, IA was 8.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Johnston, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Johnston, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Johnston, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Johnston, IA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.3k ± 350

  2. Asian Alone

    897 ± 235

  3. Black or African American Alone

    478 ± 163

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White Alone residents (18.3k people) in Johnston, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 897 Asian Alone and 478 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Johnston, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Serbo-Croatian

    598 speakers (3.26%)

  2. Chinese

    170 speakers (0.928%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    144 speakers (0.786%)

7.86% of Johnston, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Johnston, IA was Serbo-Croatian. 3.26% of the overall population of Johnston, IA are native Serbo-Croatian speakers. 0.928% speak Chinese and 0.786% speak Serbo-Croatian, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    264 ± 104

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    176 ± 86

  3. Korea

    166 ± 115

Johnston, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Johnston, IA awarded 44 degrees. The student population of Johnston, IA is skewed towards women, with 8 male students and 86 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnston, IA are White (32 and 72.7%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 18.2%), Asian (2 and 4.55%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Johnston, IA by number of degrees awarded are La James International College-Johnston (44 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Johnston, IA are General Cosmetology (30 and 68.2%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (7 and 15.9%), and Massage Therapy (7 and 15.9%).

The median tuition costs in Johnston, IA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Johnston, IA was General Cosmetology with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Johnston, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

44 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Johnston, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was La James International College-Johnston with 44 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

44

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnston, IA, which is 0 times less than the 44 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    32 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Johnston, IA were to White students. These 32 degrees mean that there were 4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnston, IA was $248,100 in 2017, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $237,600 to $248,100, a 4.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnston, IA is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Johnston, IA have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Johnston, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$94,539

Median Household Income

± $7,555

8.08k

Number of Households

± 667

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.08k households in Johnston, IA declined from $94,539 from the previous year's value of $95,565.

The following chart displays the households in Johnston, IA 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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Housing

Property Value

$248,100

2017 Median

± $9,602

$237,600

2016 Median

± $8,426

In 2017, the median property value in Johnston, IA grew to to $248,100 from the previous year's value of $237,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Johnston, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Johnston, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Johnston, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Johnston, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Johnston, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Johnston, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Johnston, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Johnston, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnston, IA have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.837% of the workforce in Johnston, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Johnston, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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