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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Johnson City is a town in Tennessee with a population of 66,037. Johnson City is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Johnson City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Johnson City there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Johnson City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Johnson City are highly rated.
About Johnson City...
Population
66,037

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Johnson City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    315.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    434.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,208.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    283
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Johnson City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,786
National
$55,322
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Hi all! If restaurants, bars, and clubs in a small town setting is your thing, then JC is for you. JC is also completely surrounded by some of East TN greatest nature spots, Buffalo Mnt, Roan Mnt, Carvers gap, Laurel falls and the Devils bathtub just to name a few. There is some awesome lakes, ski towns, and water sport opportunities nerby. Plus it's centrally located. Downside, JC does not have much to offer in terms of alternate entertainment. It has its own movie theater and mall but nothing like mini golf, large gaming arcades, or elite shopping experiences.
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The residents of Johnson City are very welcoming! One of my favorite things about Johnson City is that it is a lot like my hometown, majority are genuinely welcoming and nice. Another favorite thing about Johnson City is that in early fall, they have basically a gigantic yard sale, throughout 'tree streets'!
I grew up in Johnson City and couldn't wait to get out. But, the city has grown so much in the past 10 years that now I can't wait to go back! It has a handful of craft breweries and really good restaurants. Vegans/vegetarians have a handful of dining options as well. My favorite part of the city is the amount of outdoor activities within 20-40 minutes of walking out the door - hiking, mountain biking, running, skiing, white water activities, lake activities, etc. The people are warm and there's hardly any traffic. The city is making efforts to revitalize downtown and make the outdoors more accessible than they already are. It's no wonder that more young professionals are moving to JC!