Director:
Todd Johnson
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Physical Address:
Heritage Center
241 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2709
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Phone: 919-934-2836
Census History of Johnston County Towns

POPULATION OF JOHNSTON COUNTY'S TOWNS: 1870-2010
NOTE: Numbers are shown for years towns were incorporated as municipalities

TOWN 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Archer Lodge                             4,292
Benson     191 384 800 1,123 1,522 1,837 2,102 2,355 2,267 2,792 2,810 *2,993 3,311
Clayton   352 478 754 1,441 1,423 1,533 1,711 2,229 3,302 3,103 4,091 4,756 *8,126 16,116
Four Oaks     62 171 329 583 684 828 942 1,010 1,057 1,049 1,308 *1,514 1,921
Kenly **     157 260 726 827 965 1,095 1,129 1,147 1,370 1,433 1,396 *1,675 1,339
Micro       61 74 183 222 289 310 350 300 438 417 454 441
Pine Level   219 264 266 394 373 497 595 602 833 983 953 1,217 *1,319 1,700
Princeton     248 281 354 403 509 512 608 948 1,044 1,034 1,181 *1,090 1,194
Selma   256 527 816 1,331 1,601 1,857 2,007 2,639 3,102 4,356 4,762 4,600 5,914 6,073
Smithfield 415 485 550 764 1,347 1,895 2,543 3,678 5.574 6,117 6,677 7,288 7,540 *10,867 10,966
Wilson's Mills             359 436 349 280 283     *1,296 2,277


* corrected numbers from original count

** Kenly's population includes a portion who reside in Wilson County. For the 2010 Census, Kenly's Johnston County population is 1,176; its Wilson County population is 163.


MAP OF JOHNSTON COUNTY'S TOWNS,
WITH YEAR EACH WAS CHARTERED
NOTE: Town of Wilson's Mills charter revoked in 1971, restored in 1996;
Town of Archer Lodge (not shown on map) chartered in 2009