Cities & Towns in Johnston County, NC

Johnston County, county in North Carolina, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 216,246 inhabitants. The county was created 278 years ago in 1746. Its county seat is Smithfield.

There are 11 city/town in Johnston County, NC. The largest city of Johnston County is Clayton with a population of 26,458. Other cities include, Smithfield population 13,333, Selma population 7,323, Archer Lodge population 5,322, Benson population 4,024


Clayton, Town in North Carolina


Smithfield, County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina


Selma, Town of the United States

Nestled between Raleigh and Fayetteville, Johnston County offers a mix of small-town charm and suburban convenience. The county seat, Smithfield, provides cozy downtown dining and shops in its historical buildings. Smithfield is famed as the center of North Carolina's pork industry.

To the south, visitors will find peaceful living and recreation around Jordan Lake in the town of Willow Spring. Further east, the town of Selma offers its own historic downtown district and community parks.

As Raleigh's suburbs expand, Johnston County towns like Clayton and Archer Lodge are seeing growth in new neighborhoods, shopping centers, and schools. Yet these communities maintain their quaint allure.

In the western part of the county, Princeton provides access to nature areas like Rains Creek State Forest, boasting hiking trails and a scenic stretch of the Neuse River.

Johnston County's mix of history, natural beauty and suburban convenience make it an appealing residential destination in the Heart of Carolina region.

All Johnston County Cities (Aphebetical)

List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Johnston County.

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City Name Title Population
Archer Lodge City in North Carolina, United States of America 5,322
Benson Town in North Carolina, United States 4,024
Clayton Town in North Carolina 26,458
Four Oaks Town of the United States 2,387
Kenly Town of the United States 1,624
Micro Town of the United States 553
Pine Level City in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States of America 1,861
Princeton Town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States 1,425
Selma Town of the United States 7,323
Smithfield County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina 13,333
Wilsons Mills Park in the United States of America 2,277

County Cities on Map (11)

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