Johnston County

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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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