Johnson City, NY
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Johnson City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 14,773 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Johnson City is the 129th largest community in New York. Johnson City has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Johnson City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Johnson City is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnson City who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), sales jobs (10.21%), and healthcare (9.49%).

One of the benefits of Johnson City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Despite the fact that it is a small village, Johnson City has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.

The population of Johnson City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Johnson City, 22.03% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Johnson City in 2010 was $21,837, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,348 for a family of four. However, Johnson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Johnson City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Johnson City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Johnson City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Johnson City include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Johnson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.