Johnston is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area. Named after August Johnston, the town was incorporated in 1759. It has a total area of 24.4 square miles. 23.7 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water. Clemence Irons House (1691) a stone-ender museum, is located here.
Four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school comprise the Johnston Public School System. Construction, manufacturing of various types and public administration are the major commercial activities here. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 80 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 25.30% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 46 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 93. Snowfall is about 30 inches annually.