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Johnston is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for John F. Johnston, railroad freight superintendent
The latitude of Johnston is 41.673N. The longitude is -93.697W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,842.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Johnston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50131 ZIP code.
32% of Johnston residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Johnston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Johnston was $36,407, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Johnston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Johnston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $670. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,488.
Libraries in Johnston include Johnston Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Johnston political report.
The average commute time for Johnston workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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