Johnston County is located in central North Carolina. The County Seat is Smithfield and the largest city is Clayton . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.johnstonnc.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 181,423 and the 2010 census population was 168,878. The land area is 791.30 square miles and there are 213.4 persons per square mile.
80.5% of the population is White, 15.9% is Black or African American, 13.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $141,200, there are 60,759 households, an average of 2.81 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,410, the median household income is $49,711, and 17.2% of the persons in Johnston County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 13,283. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,971,715, and sales per capita were $12,565. The percentage of black-owned firms is 9.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.7%.
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