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 66,391 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Johnson City is the eighth largest community in Tennessee.

Johnson City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.35% 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 office and administrative support (12.32%), healthcare (11.82%), and sales jobs (11.18%).

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.

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.

Not only is Johnson City a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Johnson City a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Johnson City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.09% of adults in Johnson City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Johnson City in 2010 was $29,115, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,460 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 English, 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.