Johnston is a small in town in farm country; Polk County, Iowa. According to the U.S. Census, from 2000 to 2010, the population in Johnston almost doubled, from 8,649 to 17,278. This small, agricultural area is just 14 miles from Des Moines, and 10 miles south of popular fishing and boating spot, Saylorville Lake. Established in 1905, Johnston is the location of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seeds and Iowa Public Television. Named after a freight supervisor, John F. Johnston, the city was originally just a station on the railway between Des Moines and Perry, before later being incorporated in 1969. During the initial incorporation, the Johnston Station was not a part of the city until 1970, when an agreement was reached.
The town has a varying of temperatures, from summer highs of 85 degrees to winter lows of 8 degrees on average. The median for a family income in the 15.5 square mile area is $118,055 with the median home cost at $181,000. This rich, agricultural land is a great place near Des Moines and has 1.1 square mile of water to the 14.3 square miles of land. To find out more on this small town, check out the Johnston, IA Yellow Pages as well as the Johnston, IA Business Directory.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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