Johnston County, North Carolina 

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Population

216,246

+16.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$49,799

Median Home Price

$254,800

Median Age

37.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.7 / 6.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Johnston County, North Carolina

Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Johnston County, while July and January are the least comfortable months.
State: North Carolina
County: Johnston County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Clayton, Smithfield, 11 total
Zip Codes: 27520, 27527, 27577, 27576, 27504, 27524, 27542, 27569, 27555, 27568, 10 total
Cost of Living: -8.8% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 363 ft above sea level
johnston, NC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Strong economy
Attractive residential areas
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Long commutes
Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Raleigh Metro Area

The Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill triad, sometimes referred to as the Research Triangle, is a multifaceted commercial center and capital city. Raleigh, and the rapidly growing suburban community of Cary just west, form the eastern corner of the triangle.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Johnston County is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Johnston County jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Johnston County's cost of living is 8.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Johnston County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Johnston County, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Johnston county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.4% to 37.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Johnston County's population is 216,246 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 16.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Johnston County is Real Estate: $254,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.2%.

SCHOOLS
Johnston County public schools spend $8,284 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Johnston County. More Education



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Housing Market in johnston

It's a good time to buy in Johnston. Home Appreciation is up 16.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Johnston is $254,800.
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ZIP CODES IN JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
27520, 27527, 27577, 27576, 27504, 27524, 27542, 27569, 27555, 27568, 10 total

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