Johnson City, TN
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Johnson City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 66,027 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Johnson City is the eighth largest community in Tennessee.

Johnson City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Johnson City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnson City who work in sales jobs (12.78%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and healthcare (11.27%).

In addition, Johnson City is a college town. There are a lot of students in Johnson City attending college, and as a result Johnson City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The population of Johnson City is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.87% of adults in Johnson City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Johnson City in 2010 was $27,619, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,476 for a family of four. However, Johnson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Johnson City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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