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Johnson City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Johnson City is the 9th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 66,020 as of July 1, 2017. Johnson City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Johnson City is located at latitude 36.3423 and longitude -82.3809 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Johnson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,634 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Johnson City are located in Washington County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Carter County, and Sullivan County.

The City of Johnson City (GNIS ID: 2404808) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Johnson City is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Johnson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Johnson City: Blue Plum Station, Haynesville, Johnsons Depot, Johnsons Tank.

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Johnson City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 66,020
Daytime Population: Workers 58,586
Daytime Population: Residents 35,070
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 93,656
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 62,296
Population in Familes 44,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,724
Population Density2 1,542
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $42,030
Average Household Income $63,653
Per Capita Income $28,393


Total Housing Units 32,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,740 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,729 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,134 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $172,840
Average Home Value $211,773


Total Households 28,469
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 15,487
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.67%
Households 0.77% 0.72%
Families 0.5% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Johnson City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Johnson City to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density # 20 96th
Diversity Index # 110 74th
Median Household Income # 179 58th
Per Capita Income # 60 86th

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