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 66,677 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Johnson City is the eighth largest community in Tennessee.

Johnson City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.89% 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 (11.94%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and sales jobs (11.30%).

Also of interest is that Johnson City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Johnson City is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Johnson City enrolled in college, Johnson City has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Johnson City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.17 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.

A lot of people in Johnson City take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Johnson City, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

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: 39.44% of adults in Johnson City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Johnson City in 2010 was $28,774, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,096 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 Langs. of India.