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Johnson City, Tennessee

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Welcome to Johnson City ...

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

When the people of Johnson City<1> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Johnson Citian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Johnson City has a population of 66,778 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 is located in the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Johnson City had an population of 66,778 people. This is an increase of 5.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.39% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Johnson City ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Johnson City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnson City. Our list includes 30 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Johnson City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kingsport   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Johnson City

Located in Sullivan County

Collingwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Johnson City

Located in Sullivan County

Elizabethton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Johnson City

Located in Carter County

Cross   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Johnson City

Located in Sullivan County

Mill Point   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Johnson City

Located in Sullivan County

Bloomingdale   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Johnson City

Located in Sullivan County

Colonial Heights   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Johnson City

Located in Sullivan County

Nolichucky   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Johnson City

Erwin   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Johnson City

Located in Unicoi County

Jonesborough   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Johnson City

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Johnson City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Johnson City:

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Johnson City is also known as Blue Plum Station, Haynesville, Johnsons Depot or Johnsons Tank. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Johnson City.

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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Johnson City.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Johnson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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 City

Our 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     [Map].

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