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Johnson City is a city in Washington County. (The community straddles Washington, Carter and Sullivan counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named after the first mayor, Henry Johnson

The latitude of Johnson City is 36.313N. The longitude is -82.353W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,634 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 57,394.


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Median household income
Local
$30,835
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Johnson City demographic reports
Johnson City is in the Appalachian Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Hainesville
Public transportation: Johnson City Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 395. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Sorghum Making Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Johnson City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Johnson City Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Buffalo Mountain Park
Sports teams: Cardinals (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: B. Carroll Reece Museum, Hands On! Regional Museum, Massengill Museum of Overmountain History, Rocky Mount, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
Colleges and universities: East Tennessee State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Johnson City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnson City-Kingsport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37614 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Johnson City residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Johnson City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Johnson City was $20,364, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Johnson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Johnson City include Knob Creek Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Johnson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $871.


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Libraries in Johnson City include Johnson City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Johnson City include Johnson City Press

TV stations in Johnson City include WJHL.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WETS-FM.

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Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Johnson City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Johnson City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Johnson City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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