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Time Zone: Johnson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tecumseh is the Seat for Johnson County.

Johnson County was founded in 1857. Johnson was created by taking area from Nemaha and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Johnson had a population of 5,077 people. This is an increase of 13.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 4,488 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Johnson represented 0.26% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 60th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20105,217+16.24%+2.76% since 2009
20095,077+13.12%-0.29% since 2008
20085,092+13.46%+0.97% since 2007
20075,043+12.37% 
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20004,488The Last Census

More information can be found on the Johnson County Census Page for Johnson County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Johnson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Johnson County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Tecumseh   1,5861,7167.58% decrease  
Sterling   4615079.07% decrease  
Cook   28632211.18% decrease  
Elk Creek   1031128.04% decrease  
Crab Orchard   45498.16% decrease  

Websites for Johnson County

Official Website:   www.co.johnson.ne.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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