Is Johnston Really #34 in RI? [Poll]
GoLocalProv has named Johnston #34 in its "Best Communities 2012" survey — what do you think?
For the second year in a row, the website GoLocalProv.com has listed Johnston at #34 out of 39 Rhode Island cities and towns in its Best Communities survey.
In an article posted yesterday, the website's Best Communities Team wrote that Johnston native DJ Pauly D's "skyscraper stylings" in hairdos has "kept [Johnston's] big coif rep intact."
On a more data-driven note, the writers note that Johnston's Median Household Income and Median Housing Price have both fallen since 2012, with its "Affordability Index" dripping it three places, to 17th in the state.
The writers also explained of Johnston: "It's [sic] already-low Education ranking dropped as well, from #33 in 2011 to #34 this year," despite an improvement in the high school graduation rate from 76 to 82 percent.
Johnston did score in the top 10 based in one category: the quality of its bars and restaurants, ranking 8th in Rhode Island.
The rest of the rankings will be released, a few at a time, throughout the week.
[Read more about how GoLocalProv determined its rankings.]
What do you think?
Is Johnston really near the bottom of Rhode Island communities?
Or do you think GoLocalProv.com got it wrong?
Let us know by voting in our poll and posting your comments below.