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Welcome to Johnson City ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Johnson City, you might consider that their post office opened in 1870.
The city was incorporated in 1869.
When the people of Johnson City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Johnson Citian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Johnson City has a population of 67,084 people<3> (see below for details).
Johnson City is 1,650 feet [503 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Johnson City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Johnson City lies within the (423) area code.
In the past, Johnson City was named Blue Plum Station. and Haynesville (and there are additional past names). For more information about the names of Johnson City, see The Names of Johnson City on our Genealogy Page.
Websites for Johnson City ...
Official Website: www.johnsoncitytn.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.johnsoncitytnchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Johnson City had an population of 67,084 people. This is an increase of 6.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.94% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Johnson City had a population of 63,152 people (or 51.35% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Johnson City the county's most populous community.
The population of Johnson City represents 1% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 63,152 people, the population of Johnson City increased 13.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 55,469 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Johnson City.
Communities Also Named Johnson City ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Johnson City - they are located in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Johnson City.
Communities near Johnson City ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Johnson City.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Johnson City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Johnson City.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Johnson City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Johnson City.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnson City. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Johnson City.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Johnson City ...
Looking for more information about Johnson City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Johnson City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Johnson City.
Adding Johnson City to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Johnson City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Johnson City was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
We also found Johnson City on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Johnson City.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Johnson City: www.johnsoncitytn.com/
The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023