Johnston, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 19,798 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +128.9%
Males: 9,400  (47.5%)
Females: 10,398  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50131.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $93,622 (it was $76,094 in 2000)
Johnston:

$93,622
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,158 (it was $36,407 in 2000)

Johnston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $243,056 (it was $187,400 in 2000)
Johnston:

$243,056
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $265,889; Detached houses: $278,335; Townhouses or other attached units: $184,943; In 2-unit structures: $240,247; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,468

Median gross rent in 2012: $953.

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  • White alone - 15,786 (88.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1,072 (6.0%)
  • Hispanic - 410 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 144 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 140 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 113 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 41 (0.2%)

Races in Johnston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Johnston: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.6%), Irish (11.9%), English (11.1%), Norwegian (4.9%), United States (4.1%), Dutch (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/19/1969

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 14.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,380 people per square mile   (low).

Johnston,IA real estate house value index trend

Johnston, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Johnston:

  • High school or higher: 99.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Johnston city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

1,169 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:  6.6%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Johnston, Iowa as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Johnston to the number of sex offenders is 6,243 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,179 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,974 (1.8%)

Johnston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (7.1 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (122.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (311.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Urbandale, IA (1.7 miles ), Grimes, IA (2.0 miles ), Saylorville, IA (2.1 miles ), Windsor Heights, IA (2.2 miles ), Clive, IA (2.4 miles ), Ankeny, IA (2.5 miles ), Polk City, IA (2.6 miles ), Des Moines, IA (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 177 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 1998: 232 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 1999: 306 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2000: 208 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2001: 306 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2002: 251 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2003: 343 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2004: 387 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2005: 353 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2006: 286 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2007: 149 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2008: 101 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2009: 137 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2010: 179 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2011: 167 buildings, average cost: $248,800
  • 2012: 131 buildings, average cost: $311,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 93.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,893 (+10.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,172 (22.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Johnston household income distribution Johnston home values distribution

Property values in Johnston, IA

Crime rates in Johnston (2004):

  • 2 murders (18.4 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 10 assaults (91.9 per 100,000)
  • 22 burglaries (202.2 per 100,000)
  • 198 thefts (1819.9 per 100,000)
  • 18 auto thefts (165.4 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 158.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Crime rates in Johnston (2005):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 16 assaults (135.4 per 100,000)
  • 40 burglaries (338.5 per 100,000)
  • 153 thefts (1294.7 per 100,000)
  • 9 auto thefts (76.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 110.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 312.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,694 (+74.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Johnston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Johnston, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Johnston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Johnston city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Johnston-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 380.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 365.0 miles away from Johnston center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 300.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 382.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from Johnston center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 119.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Johnston topographic map

Birthplace of: Chad Costello - Ice hockey player, Jessica Pray - Miss Iowa 2011, Jimmy Binnie - College basketball player (Dayton Flyers).

Hospitals and medical centers in Johnston:

  • IOWA HOSPICE, L L C (5650 NW JOHNSTON DRIVE SUITE E)
  • BISHOP DRUMM CARE CENTER (5837 WINWOOD DRIVE)
  • CHILDSERVE HABILITATION CENTER (5900 PIONEER PARKWAY)

College/University in Johnston:

  • La James International College-Johnston (Full-time enrollment: 150; Location: 8805 Chambery Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lajamesinternational.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Johnston:

  • Drake University (about 6 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 6 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 25 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 63 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 81 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 87 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 88 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Johnston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Johnston:

See full list of schools located in Johnston

Library in Johnston:

  • JOHNSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $988,974; Location: 6700 MERLE HAY RD; 59,571 books; 7,292 audio materials; 4,120 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 197 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Johnston: Johnston (A), Camp Moingona (B), Saylor Station (C), Arsenal Station (D), Hyperion Country Club (E), Iowa Gold Star Museum (F), Johnston Police Department (G), Johnston Public Library (H), Johnston Fire Department (I), Camp Dodge Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Village Square Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Johnston include: First Baptist Church (A), Solid Rock Christian Church (B), Walnut Creek Community Church (C), Johnston Evangelical Free Church (D), Oak Park Brethern in Christ Church (E), Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church (F), Saint Paul Presbyterian Church (G), Light of Christ Fellowship (H), Saint James Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ridgedale Cemetery (1), Rittgers (2), Valley View Cemetery (3), Rittgers Cemetery (4), Kinsey Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Johnston: Sycamore Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Greater America Distributing Incorporated (Amusement & Theme Parks; 8101 Birchwood Court Unit B).

Hotels: Ramada Inn At Merle Hay (5055 Merle Hay Rd), Hilton Garden Inn (8600 Northpark Drive), Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center (5291 Northwest 84th Street), Best Inns of America (5050 Merle Hay Road), Best Western Des Moines North (5055 Merle Hay Road).

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.2. This is about average.

City:

69.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.224. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0697. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0697
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Johnston and their reported violations in the past:

JOHNSTON MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 17,306, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation
CAMP DODGE WATER SUPPLY (Address: 7105 NW 70TH AVE , Population served: 895, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-11-2006 to JAN-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2006), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from JUL-19-2006 to JUL-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-11-2006 to JAN-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2005), St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-11-2006 to JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2005), St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-11-2006 to JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2005), St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-11-2006 to JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.9%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents, 52.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 69.5% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Johnston in 2010:

  • 189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Johnston in 2000:

  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Johnston compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Johnston (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Johnston Branch at 5880 Merle Hay Road, branch established on 1982/12/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Charter Bank: at 5526 N.W. 86th Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $125.6 mil, Deposits: $113.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Johnson at 5721 Merle Hay Road, Suite 10, branch established on 1936/11/14. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Great Southern Bank: Johnston Branch at 5260 Northwest 86th Street, branch established on 2005/03/29. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Iowa: Johnston Branch at 5525 Merle Hay Rd, Suite 195, branch established on 2007/04/01. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation
  • Community State Bank, National Association: Johnston Branch at 6175 Merle Hay Rd, branch established on 1997/12/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $547.6 mil, Deposits: $434.8 mil, headquarters in Ankeny, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Van Diest Investment Company
  • Grinnell State Bank: Grinnell Branch at 5601 Merle Hay Road, branch established on 1903/03/01. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $262.9 mil, Deposits: $217.7 mil, headquarters in Grinnell, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Grinnell Bancshares, Inc.
  • ITS Bank: Its Bank at 6700 Pioneer Parkway, branch established on 2000/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $5.5 mil, Deposits: $0.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • First Bank: Johnston/86th Street Branch at 8430 Birchwood Court, Suite 1100, branch established on 2003/10/15. Info updated 2009/10/13: Bank assets: $93.4 mil, Deposits: $84.1 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Holding Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Johnston, Iowa:

  • Americinn Johnston, 5050 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131 , Phone: (515) 270-1111, Fax: (515) 331-2142
  • Ramada Inn Des Moines North, 5055 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131 , Phone: (800) 643-1197, Fax: (515) 276-0696
  • Suite Options, 8191 Birchwood Ct Ste A, Johnston, IA 50131 , Phone: (515) 252-8950, Fax: (515) 276-5454
  • Stoney Creek Inn Of Des Moines, 5291 NW Stoney Creek Ct, Johnston, IA 50131 , Phone: (515) 334-9000, Fax: (515) 334-0099
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott, 8800 Northpark Dr, Johnston, IA 50131 , Phone: (515) 727-4066, Fax: (515) 331-0302
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Johnston, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Johnston travel time to work - commute Johnston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Johnston:

(Johnston, Iowa Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Johnston city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here: 48.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents32.2%13.1%11.0%5.5%5.5%
Congregations6.6%9.4%13.5%5.9%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.9%2.9%2.9%18.5%
Congregations3.8%5.9%1.4%1.7%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Polk County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Polk County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 316
Here:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$16,508$66,0320$0
Other Government Administration 8$51,108$76,6620$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$134,700$67,3500$0
Police - Other 1$3,359$40,3081$1,665
Firefighters 9$43,906$58,54127$20,420
Streets and Highways 11$62,858$68,5720$0
Sewerage 3$15,952$63,8080$0
Parks and Recreation 9$39,502$52,6694$1,041
Water Supply 3$15,952$63,8080$0
Local Libraries 6$32,749$65,49817$15,939
Other and Unallocable 5$23,431$56,2340$0
Totals for Government 82$440,025$64,39449$39,065

Johnston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,674,000 ($387.61)
    Water Utilities: $6,114,000 ($308.82)
    Regular Highways: $264,000 ($13.33)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,832,000 ($92.53)
    Police Protection: $1,501,000 ($75.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,068,000 ($53.94)
    Central Staff Services: $917,000 ($46.32)
    Libraries: $822,000 ($41.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $736,000 ($37.18)
    Sewerage: $631,000 ($31.87)
    General - Other: $470,000 ($23.74)
    Financial Administration: $284,000 ($14.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $257,000 ($12.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $196,000 ($9.90)
    Health - Other: $156,000 ($7.88)
    General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($4.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000 ($1.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($1.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,704,000 ($86.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,362,000 ($68.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $452,000 ($22.83)
    Libraries: $46,000 ($2.32)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($1.21)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($0.76)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.25)
    Transit Utilities: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $47,000 ($2.37)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($0.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $317,000 ($16.01)
    Water Utilities: $273,000 ($13.79)
    Sewerage: $122,000 ($6.16)
    Police Protection: $96,000 ($4.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($4.80)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($1.36)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($1.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($1.16)
    Health - Other: $23,000 ($1.16)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,588,000 ($181.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $256,000 ($12.93)

Johnston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,567,000 ($79.15)
    All Other: $83,000 ($4.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($3.79)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($3.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($0.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $744,000 ($37.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $201,000 ($10.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $832,000 ($42.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $413,000 ($20.86)
    Special Assessments: $344,000 ($17.38)
    Sale of Property: $162,000 ($8.18)
    Rents: $37,000 ($1.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,454,000 ($123.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $939,000 ($47.43)
    All Other: $27,000 ($1.36)
  • Tax - Property: $9,287,000 ($469.09)
    Other License: $669,000 ($33.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $369,000 ($18.64)
    Public Utilities Sales: $355,000 ($17.93)

Johnston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,908,000 ($2369.33)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,345,000 ($2340.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,700,000 ($186.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,137,000 ($158.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,174,000 ($59.30)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,107,000 ($55.91)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $67,000 ($3.38)

Johnston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,761,000 ($139.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,522,000 ($581.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,136,000 ($158.40)

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($110 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.02%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, IA  0.63% ($45,095 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.43% ($37,997)
from Warren County, IA  0.34% ($33,308)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($233 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, IA  0.95% ($57,124 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.34% ($42,170)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($30,347)

Strongest AM radio stations in Johnston:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Johnston:

  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Johnston:

  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Johnston, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 43
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 23
  • Fatalities: 48
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 105
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8
See more detailed statistics of Johnston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$169,695119$196,458525$206,97922$67,4242$299,20010$405,8470$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$189,8106$203,69037$228,8821$146,3700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$148,9547$152,87076$219,1028$43,5101$7,7601$119,9901$10,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$180,8906$221,19071$210,6832$133,6950$02$181,0201$70,340
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$63,1006$189,3821$93,1000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$208,56526$218,776
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$213,6044$224,983
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$125,1606$211,965
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$113,7802$192,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$280,8401$96,720

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Johnston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Johnston, IA
Most common first names in Johnston, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3083.7 years
Dorothy1879.5 years
John1878.8 years
Margaret1783.2 years
Donald1676.5 years
Ruth1588.8 years
Helen1388.7 years
Robert1374.4 years
James1376.7 years
Charles1381.9 years
Most common last names in Johnston, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1186.0 years
Johnson1068.4 years
Miller984.9 years
Thompson884.2 years
Hall683.5 years
Kinsey573.0 years
Nelson583.2 years
Campbell565.6 years
Hanson477.0 years
Brown481.7 years
Businesses in Johnston, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Panera Bread1
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Audi1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Starbucks1
Cold Stone Creamery1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U.S. Cellular1
FedEx2UPS3
H&R Block2Village Inn1
Jimmy John's1Volkswagen1
Marriott1Walgreens1
McDonald's1

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1990s (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
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