North Carolina Johnston County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Johnston County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Johnston County.

1. Branch Library HOCUTT ELLINGTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 South Church St, Clayton, NC 27520
Phone Number: (919) 553-5542 Johnston N/A N/A

2. Branch Library JAMES BRYAN CREECH LIBRARY
Street Address: Black Creek Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524
Phone Number: (919) 963-6013 Johnston N/A N/A

3. Branch Library KENLY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 205 Edgerton St, Kenly, NC 27542
Phone Number: (919) 284-4217 Johnston N/A N/A

4. Branch Library MARY DUNCAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 W. Main Street, Benson, NC 27504
Phone Number: (919) 894-3724 Johnston N/A N/A

5. Branch Library PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 101 DR. Donnie H. Jones, Jr Blvd, Princeton, NC 27569
Phone Number: (919) 936-9996 Johnston N/A N/A

6. Central Library PUBLIC LIBRARY OF JOHNSTON CNTY & SMITHFIELD
305 Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone Number: (919) 934-8146 Johnston N/A N/A

7. Bookmobile PUBLIC LIBRARY OF JOHNSTON CNTY & SMITHFIELD
305 Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone Number: (919) 934-8146 Johnston N/A N/A

8. Library System PUBLIC LIBRARY OF JOHNSTON COUNTY & SMITHFIELD
305 Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone Number: (919) 934-8146 Johnston 400,634 289,987

9. Branch Library SELMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 301 N. Pollock ST., Selma, NC 27576
Phone Number: (919) 965-8613 Johnston N/A N/A

Overview of Johnston County, North Carolina

Johnston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 121,965. Its county seat is Smithfield.

History

The county was formed in 1746 from Craven County. It was named for Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Carolina from 1734 to 1752.

In 1752 parts of Johnston County, Bladen County, and Granville County were combined to form Orange County. In 1758 the eastern part of Johnston County became Dobbs County. In 1770 parts of Johnston County, Cumberland County, and Orange County were combined to form Wake County. Finally, in 1855 parts of Johnston County, Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wayne County were combined to form Wilson County.

Law and government

Johnston County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,061 km² (796 mi²). 2,051 km² (792 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.50% water.

Townships

The county is divided into seventeen townships: Banner, Bentonville, Beulah, Boon Hill, Clayton, Cleveland, Elevation, Ingrams, Meadow, Micro, O’Neals, Pine Level, Pleasant Grove, Selma, Smithfield, Wilders, and Wilson Mills.

Adjacent Counties

  • Nash County, North Carolina- north-northeast
  • Wilson County, North Carolina- northeast
  • Wayne County, North Carolina- southeast
  • Sampson County, North Carolina- south
  • Harnett County, North Carolina- southwest
  • Wake County, North Carolina- northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 121,965 people, 46,595 households, and 33,688 families residing in the county. The population density is 59/km² (154/mi²). There are 50,196 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (63/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.09% White, 15.65% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.53% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 7.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 46,595 households out of which 35.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% are married couples living together, 10.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% are non-families. 23.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 34.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $40,872, and the median income for a family is $48,599. Males have a median income of $33,008 versus $25,582 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,788. 12.80% of the population and 8.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.00% of those under the age of 18 and 19.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Johnston County, North Carolina has the following cities and towns:

  • Benson
  • Clayton
  • Four Oaks
  • Kenly
  • Micro
  • Pine Level
  • Princeton
  • Selma
  • Smithfield
  • West Smithfield
  • Wilson’s Mills
  • Zebulon