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The 2000 Census showed that Johnson County had a population of 126,811 people. This represented 0.61% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Johnson had a population of 156,997 people. This is an increase of 23.8% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010150,934+19.02%-3.86% since 2009
2009156,997+23.8%+2.02% since 2008
2008153,889+21.35%+2.91% since 2007
2007149,540+17.92%+2.29% since 2006
2006146,192+15.28%+1.69% since 2005
2005143,765+13.37%+1.72% since 2004
2004141,338+11.46%+2.29% since 2003
2003138,175+8.96%+2.49% since 2002
2002134,816+6.31%+2.38% since 2001
2001131,681+3.84%+3.84% since 2000
2000126,811The Last Census

Johnson County had 46,269 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Johnson County has a total area<3> of 734 square miles [1,902 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (5.03 square miles [13.04 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Johnson County had a population density of 173.9 people per square mile [67.1 people/km²], making it the state's 27th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Johnson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Johnson and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Johnson County QuickFact (QF-48251).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Johnson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BosqueQF-48035   SW17,63117,2042.48%
EllisQF-48139   E151,737111,36036.26%
HillQF-48217   S35,84032,32110.89%
HoodQF-48221   W51,46241,10025.21%
ParkerQF-48367   NW114,91988,49529.86%
SomervellQF-48425   SW8,0316,80917.95%
TarrantQF-48439   N1,789,9001,446,21923.76%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Johnson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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