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Welcome to Johnston ...

The Town of Johnston is located in Providence 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, the Town of Johnston has a population of 29,381 people<3> (see below for details).

Johnston is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Johnston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Johnston: (401)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Johnston had an population of 29,381 people. This is an increase of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Johnston had a population of 28,769 people. This makes Johnston the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Johnston represents 2.73% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,769 people, the population of Johnston increased 2.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,195 people).

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

Communities near Johnston ...

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

  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • East Providence [Providence County]
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    • East Providence [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Johnston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Johnston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Johnston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, 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>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 (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 JohnstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8168, Longitude: -71.5162       In this case, the coordinates for Johnston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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