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Johnston, Iowa

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The location of Johnston

Welcome to Johnston ...

The city of Johnston is located in Polk County.

The location of Johnston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Johnston has a population of 22,040 people<2> (see below for details).

Johnston was established in 1969.

The community of Johnston is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Johnston is within the boundaries of the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Johnston: 50131<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Johnston had an population of 22,040 people. This is an increase of 27.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 154.83% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Johnston ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Johnston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Johnston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Johnston

West Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Johnston

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Johnston

Waukee   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Johnston

Located in Dallas County

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Johnston

Clive   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Johnston

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Johnston

Located in Warren County

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Johnston

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Johnston

Adel   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Johnston

Located in Dallas County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Johnston.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Johnston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Johnston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Johnston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Johnston

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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