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Johnston County, NC&

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2.11% growth
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Median Household Income
2.91% growth
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Number of Employees
3.19% growth
Median Property Value
1.37% growth

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The economy of Johnston County, NC employs 83,231 people. The economy of Johnston County, NC is specialized in Construction; Public Admin.; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.68; 1.44; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Johnston County, NC are Retail trade (10,893), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,212), and Manufacturing (9,130), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,886), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,115), and Finance & Insurance ($43,915).

Median household income in Johnston County, NC is $51,980. Males in Johnston County, NC have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,549. The income inequality of Johnston County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Johnston County, NC. In Johnston County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 30 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,367. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Johnston County, NC is home to a population of 182,155 people, from which 94.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Johnston County, NC is composed of 125,897 White residents (69.1%), 27,156 Black residents (14.9%), 23,824 Hispanic residents (13.1%), 3,247 Two+ residents (1.78%), and 1,179 Asian residents (0.65%). The most common foreign languages in Johnston County, NC are Spanish (18,363 speakers), Hindi (223 speakers), and German (182 speakers), but compared to other places, Johnston County, NC has a relative high number of Hungarian (74 speakers), Spanish (18,363 speakers), and Hindi (223 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Johnston County, NC awarded 1,008 degrees. The student population of Johnston County, NC is skewed towards females, with 449 male students and 559 female students. Most students in Johnston County, NC are White (680 and 67.5%), followed by Black or African American (177 and 17.6%), Hispanic or Latino (74 and 7.34%), and Unknown (47 and 4.66%). The largest universities in Johnston County, NC by number of graduates are Johnston Community College (1,008 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Johnston County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (231 and 22.9%), Registered Nursing (32 and 3.17%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (32 and 3.17%). The median tuition costs in Johnston County, NC 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.



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The median property value in Johnston County, NC is $147,500, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $145,500 to $147,500, a 1.37% increase. The homeownership rate of Johnston County, NC is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Johnston County, NC have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Johnston County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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