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Johnston County, NC
The county was named for Gov. Gabriel Johnston

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The county is in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 141,640. This was an increase of  16.13% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$40,872
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Johnston County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Johnston County was $25,502. This was an increase of 14.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 83% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Smithfield
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 2 in production of tobacco
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: Fastest-growing county in the state during the 1990s (50%)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Johnston County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Johnston County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Johnston County include Barbour Cemetery, Barefoot Cemetery, Barham Cemetery, Batten Cemetery, Batten Cemetery, Batten Cemetery, Benson Cemetery, Bizzell Grove Memorial Gardens, Broadwell Cemetery, Brown Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Johnston County include Archer Lodge, Bagley, Benson, Bentonville, Clayton, Emit, Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro, Pine Level ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Johnston County include Johnston Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Johnston County include Johnston County Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Johnston County include Hocutt Ellington Memorial Library, James Bryan Creech Library, Kenly Public Library, Mary Duncan Public Library, Princeton Public Library, Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield, Selma Public Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Johnston County include Clayton News-Star, Kenly News, Princeton News Leader, Smithfield Herald ... View newspapers

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Politics

Johnston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Johnston County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Johnston County include Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Days Inn Benson, Days Inn Selma Pine Level, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Holiday Inn Express Selma, Howard Johnson Express Inn Smithfield, Jameson Inn, Super 8

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