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Posted on: August 18, 2021

CENSUS DATA REVEALS JOHNSTON’S POPULATION GREW BY 39 PERCENT

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The official 2020 census data reveals the population for the City of Johnston is now 24,064. This is a 39.3 percent increase from the 2010 data, which was 17,278. Johnston is now the fifth fastest-growing city in Polk County.

 Below is a table on the population by city in Polk County.

City

2020

2010

Percent Change

Bondurant

7,365

3,860

90.8%

Grimes

15,392

8,246

86.7%

Polk City

5,543

3,418

62.2%

Ankeny

67,887

45,582

48.9%

Johnston

24,064

17,278

39.3%

Altoona

19,565

14,541

34.6%

Elkhart

882

683

29.1%

West Des Moines

68,723

56,609

21.4%

Clive

18,601

15,447

20.4%

Pleasant Hill

10,147

8,875

15.5%

Urbandale

45,580

39,463

15.5%

Mitchellville

2,485

2,254

10.2%

Windsor Heights

5,252

4,860

8.1%

Des Moines

214,133

203,433

5.3%


More information about the census data is available by visiting the Iowa State University Extension.

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