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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 66,830 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 66,830
Population in Households 63,149
Population in Familes 45,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,681
Population Density2 1,561
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $42,376
Average Household Income $63,764
Per Capita Income $28,440


Total Housing Units 32,868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,118 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,704 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,046 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $185,086
Average Home Value $228,900


Total Households 28,822
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 15,614
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 0.76%
Households 0.83% 0.81%
Families 0.54% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2018 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 # 22 95th
Diversity Index # 113 74th
Median Household Income # 193 55th
Per Capita Income # 72 83rd

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