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B+ Johnston Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C- Johnston Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Iowa
1022% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Johnston cost of living
A+ Johnston Crime Total crime is 48% lower than Iowa
Total crime
1,25654% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8054% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
11%Year over year crime is up
Johnston crime
B+ Johnston Employment Household income is 75% higher than Iowa
Median household income
$95,56573% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,42156% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Johnston employment
C Johnston Housing Home value is 79% higher than Iowa
Median home value
$237,60029% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,07613% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%20% higher than the US average
Johnston real estate or Johnston rentals
A+ Johnston Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Iowa
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
90%83% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Johnston K-12 schools or Johnston colleges

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Compare Johnston, IA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Johnston, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines856.52,740
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines858.32,576
Waveland Park, Des Moines845.73,214
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines836.7798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines8312.66,844
Greenwood, Des Moines837.61,009
Lower Beaver, Des Moines834.25,761
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines817.51,088

Best Cities Near Johnston, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ankeny, IA906.653,413
Clive, IA886.417,022
Urbandale, IA883.841,578
West Des Moines, IA867.261,624
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waukee, IA869.716,955
Altoona, IA8512.516,692
Johnston, IA84019,491
Prairie City, IA8325.31,973
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I Love Living in Johnston!

Summers are hot, winters are cold, spring is beautiful and fall brings on the bonfires and hoodies, but that's part of the reason that I love living in Johnston, Iowa because you truly get to experience all four of the seasons and in all their glory!

This family friendly town has quite a bit to offer with fishing, a marina, a lake, the trampoline park, and a state park too! There are also seasonal events and festivals highlighted throughout the year. The school district is excellent as well!

The cost of living is very attractive and jobs are growing which is great! There are people of all different ages and backgrounds that call my town home and that's a great incentive to learning about others from around the world!

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Johnston especially if you are looking for the newest styles or trends. Dining has quite the different selections from diverse ethnic restaurants to all-American fare!
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Source: The Johnston, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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