Johnston, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Johnston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Johnston had a population of 2,295 as of July 1, 2015. Johnston ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Johnston is located at latitude 33.8334 and longitude -81.8048 in Edgefield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Johnston (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Edgefield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Town of Johnston (GNIS ID: 2405917) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Johnston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Johnston: Johnson, Lotts.

Town of Johnston, SC Boundary Map

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Johnston, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,295
Population in Households 2,232
Population in Familes 1,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density1 867
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 935
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 618
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 530 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 405 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $105,102
Average Home Value $148,402
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,836
Average Household Income $43,148
Per Capita Income $16,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.42%
Households -0.38% -0.37%
Families -0.31% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Johnston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Johnston to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 169 57th
Population Density1 # 150 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 35 91st
Median Household Income # 300 24th
Per Capita Income # 294 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.