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 86.06% 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 healthcare (12.04%), sales jobs (11.86%), and office and administrative support (11.45%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Johnson City, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Johnson City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.07 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Johnson City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.39% of adults in Johnson City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Johnson City in 2010 was $28,040, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,160 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.