Johnston, RI

Johnston profile

Living in Johnston

Johnston is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 29,471 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Johnston is the 12th largest community in Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns, Johnston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Johnston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Johnston is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnston who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (11.71%), and management occupations (11.17%).

Also of interest is that Johnston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Johnston overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Johnston, 23.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Johnston in 2018 was $35,307, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,228 for a family of four. However, Johnston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Johnston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Johnston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Johnston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Johnston include Italian, Irish, French, English, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Johnston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.