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Welcome to Johnson City ...

The city of Johnson City is primarily located in Washington County<1>. A portion of Johnson City extends into Carter County and Sullivan County.

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).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Johnson City, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1869.

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.

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 is located in the (423) area code.

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 (which is 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 have 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.

  • Kingsport [Sullivan County]
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    • Kingsport [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Johnson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport<7>
  • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
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    • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Johnson City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<7>
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Johnson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<7>
  • Cross [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
    • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Johnson City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mill Point [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
      • Mill Point [Sullivan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Johnson City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
    • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County]
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      • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Johnson City
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
    • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County]
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      • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Johnson City
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<7>
    • Nolichucky [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolichucky
      • Nolichucky [Washington County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Johnson City
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolichucky have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Erwin [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Johnson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<7>
    • Jonesborough [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesborough
      • Jonesborough [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Johnson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesborough<7>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Johnson City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Johnson City on our Genealogy Page.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Johnson City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Johnson City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Johnson City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Johnson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Johnson City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Johnson City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Johnson CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3298, Longitude: -82.3699    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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