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Overview

Introduction to Johnston, Rhode Island

Johnston, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 4 miles NW of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center) and 43 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is part of the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Johnston History

Johnston was initially part of the town of Providence. Later in 1758, it was separated from the town and incorporated on March 6, 1759. It was named after August Johnston, the colonial attorney general. The town's first meeting was held on April 18, 1759, in order to elect the officers. The meeting was held at the house of Benjamin Belknap.

Johnston and nearby Attractions

  • State of Rhode Island Fort Adams State Park
  • Providence Children's Museum
  • Snake Den State Park
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Smith-Appleby House Museum
  • Lincoln Woods State Park

Things To Do In Johnston

Johnston is home to Clemence Irons House, a stone-ender museum constructed in 1691. The town also has several parks such as the Johnston Memorial Park, Woodlake Park Complex, Dyerville State Park, and Woonasquatucket Park. The Westgate Shopping Center, Town Hall Center Shopping Center, and Lexington Building Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. The Recreation Department of Johnston also organizes several special events and programs throughout the year.

Johnston Transportation

You can reach Theodore Francis Green State Airport within several minutes.

Johnston Higher Education

Rhode Island College, Bryant College, and Providence College are close to the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,126
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+15,162
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,478
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,093
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,443

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,326
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$915
Median House Value$209,400

Ancestry

Italian45.2%
Irish15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
French Except Basque9.9%
English7.2%
Portuguese6.4%
Polish4.9%
German3.8%
Canadian3.5%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Haitian0.7%
Arab0.7%
West Indian0.7%
African0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Johnston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2919
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.83
Approximate Longitude-71.52

Johnston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cranston80,882$79,214
East Providence47,260$63,717
North Providence32,333$76,104
Pawtucket71,389$50,150
Providence178,851$43,585
Scituate10,481$103,460

Johnston Public Libraries

Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library
1 MEMORIAL AVENUE
Johnston, Rhode Island
(401) 231-4980

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Johnston Public Schools

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle
10 Memorial Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 233-1930
Middle
Total Enrollment 741
Sarah Dyer Barnes School
24 Barnes Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 231-8710
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Early Childhood Center
10 Memorial Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 233-0054
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Winsor Hill School
100 Theresa Street
ZIP: 2919
(401) 831-4619
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Johnston Senior High
345 Cherry Hill Road
ZIP: 2919
(401) 233-1920
High
Total Enrollment 838
Graniteville School
6 Collins Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 231-8790
Primary
Total Enrollment 68
Thornton School
4 School Street
ZIP: 2919
(401) 943-7369
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Brown Avenue School
14 Brown Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 934-0270
Primary
Total Enrollment 224

Johnston Private Schools

St Rocco School
931 Atwood Ave
ZIP: 2919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 278
Trinity Christian Academy
2119 Hartford Ave
ZIP: 2919
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
Johnston Child Care Center
87 Putnam Pike
ZIP: 2919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Creative Center Daycare And Preschool Ii
2952 Hartford Ave
ZIP: 2919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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