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Johnston County, North Carolina

PO Box 297
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 934-3191
Fax: (919) 934-5857
www.co.johnston.nc.us

In east-central NC, southeast of Raleigh; organized 1746 (prior to statehood) from Craven County. Name Origin: For Gabriel Johnston (1699-1752), colonial governor of NC (1734-52)

Area (sq mi):: 795.79 (land 791.85; water 3.94) Population per square mile: 184.90
Population 2005: 146,437 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 20.10%; 1990-2000 50.00% Population 2000: 121,965 (White 75.30%; Black or African American 15.70%; Hispanic or Latino 7.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.90%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,788; median household $40,872; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,441-$25,790
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Clayton (12,173)
  • Smithfield County seat (11,702)

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    Johnston County, Oklahoma

    403 W Main St
    Tishomingo, OK 73460
    Phone: (580) 371-3058
    Fax: (580) 371-2174

    In south-central OK, south of Ada; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Chickasaw lands. Name Origin: For Douglas H. Johnston (1856-1939), last governor for the Chickasaw nation, who remained in office until his death

    Area (sq mi):: 658.29 (land 644.50; water 13.78) Population per square mile: 15.90
    Population 2005: 10,259 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 10,513 (White 75.40%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 21.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.00
    Income 2000: per capita $13,747; median household $24,592; Population below poverty level: 22.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,147-$19,333
    Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Representing over a $370 million capital investment, the new 155,000 square-foot facility will be host to 200+ employees, one of the largest capital projects in Johnston County, NC history and will contribute to Grifols retaining 2,300 jobs statewide
    Grifols is the largest private employer in Johnston County, NC with 1,650 employees and a total of 2,300 statewide, including a corporate office in Research Triangle Park, NC.

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