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Welcome to Johnston ...

The city of Johnston is located in Polk County<1>.

The location of Johnston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Johnston has a population of 22,588 people<3> (see below for details).

Johnston was established in 1969.

The community of Johnston is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Johnston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Johnston lies within the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Johnston: 50131<5>

Websites for Johnston ...

Official Website: www.cityofjohnston.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Johnston had an population of 22,588 people. This is an increase of 30.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 161.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Johnston had a population of 17,278 people. This makes Johnston the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Johnston represents 0.57% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,278 people, the population of Johnston increased 99.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,649 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Johnston.

Communities Also Named Johnston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Johnston - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Johnston.

Communities near Johnston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Johnston.

  • Des Moines [Polk County]
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    • Des Moines [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 212,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<7>
  • Ankeny [Polk County]
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    • Ankeny [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,068 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ankeny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ankeny<7>
  • West Des Moines [Polk County]
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    • West Des Moines [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,057 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Des Moines<7>
  • Waukee [Dallas County]
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    • Waukee [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,166 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukee<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Altoona [Polk County]
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      • Altoona [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<7>
    • Clive [Polk County]
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      • Clive [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clive<7>
    • Norwalk [Polk County]
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      • Norwalk [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Pleasant Hill [Polk County]
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      • Pleasant Hill [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<7>
    • Bondurant [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bondurant
      • Bondurant [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondurant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bondurant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bondurant<7>
    • Adel [Dallas County]
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      • Adel [Dallas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adel<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Johnston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Johnston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Johnston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Johnston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnston. See our Newspapers Page for Johnston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Johnston ...

Looking for more information about Johnston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Johnston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Johnston.

Adding Johnston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Johnston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Johnston was on a map titled Map of Iowa (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Johnston on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Johnston

The Communities of Iowa

About Polk County

About Iowa

The official website for Johnston: www.cityofjohnston.com/

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Johnston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Johnston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Johnston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Johnston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Johnston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Johnston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JohnstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6843, Longitude: -93.7148       In this case, the coordinates for Johnston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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