Located just north of Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines, suburban Johnston offers a wealth of recreational facilities, numerous parks and trails, excellent educational system, responsive government, new business development, and an excellent quality of life that is unsurpassed anywhere in the United States.

The population was 17,278 in the 2010 census, an increase of almost 100% from the 2000 census.

Johnston is the location of the headquarters of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seeds, Iowa Public Television, and The Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America. Also located here are the Camp Dodge Military Reservation as well as the Paul J and Ida Trier House, a private residence designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

For years, Johnston has attracted eyes and accolades from all over the country. President Obama chose his 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, from the halls of our schools. In 2011, CNN Money Magazine named Johnston the 13th best place to live in America. Last year, real estate blog Movoto joined a long list of outlets saying, “people want to live here,” and ranked the city as the third best place to live in Iowa.

Johnston is commonly cited for its low cost of living, strong home values, safe neighborhoods, 34-mile trail system, award-winning schools and wonderful quality of life.

The city is building on this strong foundation with the groundbreaking of a $5.4 million improvement to Terra Lake Park, located on Pioneer Parkway. This will create an eight acre fishing lake, a great lawn for concerts and games, an open air shelter, a fishing pier, soft and hard trails, playgrounds, and many native Iowa plantings.

A recent national survey shows the city ranks above the national average in 37 of 45 areas, including quality of city services, feelings of safety, cleanliness of city streets, value of city services, quality of fire and police protection, and overall image of the city.

Johnston is a solid, stable place to raise a family. During the recent recession, home values actually grew here as they plummeted all over the country. We have the second highest median income in the Des Moines metro. Thanks to good leadership, Johnston has an AA+ bond rating and the fourth lowest tax rate in the metro.

Every May, residents wait patiently for the very popular Farmers’ Market to open just outside city hall. In June, they fill the grassy area near the library (known as Johnston Commons) for Green Days, a community celebration that’s been a staple in town since 1996. In July, they’ll sit outside on a hot night to catch cool jazz when Jazz In July comes to town.

Quick Links:

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Economic Data for Zip Code 50131

Household Income Graph

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Note: Household Income figures are based on total household income.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 50131

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Population Data for Zip Code 50131

  • 17,499
  • 21,604
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Households

  • Total (2010 Census):6,335
  • Estimated (Present):7,968
  • Projected (2019):7,738
  • Household Change (2010-Present) 25.78%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) 22.15%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
  • Projected Change 2019 shows the projected percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2019.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 50131

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  • JOHNSTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • 10th-12th
  • 6501 NW 62ND AVE
  • JOHNSTON
  • 1,284

  • SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • 6th-7th
  • 9500 WINDSOR PARKWAY
  • JOHNSTON
  • 909

  • JOHNSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • 8th-9th
  • 6207 NW 62ND AVE
  • JOHNSTON
  • 811

  • BEAVER CREEK ELEM SCHOOL
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • K-5th
  • 8701 LYNDHURST
  • JOHNSTON
  • 670
  • HENRY A WALLACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • PreK-5th
  • 6510 NW 62ND AVE
  • JOHNSTON
  • 506
  • HORIZON ELEMENTARY
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • PreK-5th
  • 5905 NORTH WEST 100TH ST
  • JOHNSTON
  • 610
  • LAWSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • PreK-5th
  • 5450 NW 62ND AVE
  • JOHNSTON
  • 483
  • TIMBER RIDGE ELEMENTARY
  • JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • PreK-5th
  • 7370 NW 54TH AVE
  • JOHNSTON
  • 542

Private Schools in Zip Code 50131

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  • No Private Schools Identified in Zip Code:50131
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