Johnson City, Texas

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Johnson City, Texas
City
Blanco County Courthouse
Blanco County Courthouse
Motto: "The Crossroads Of The Texas Hill Country"[1]
Location of Johnson City, Texas
Location of Johnson City, Texas
Blanco County JohnsonCity.svg
Coordinates: 30°16′35″N 98°24′29″W / 30.27639°N 98.40806°W / 30.27639; -98.40806Coordinates: 30°16′35″N 98°24′29″W / 30.27639°N 98.40806°W / 30.27639; -98.40806
Country United States
State Texas
County Blanco
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,656
 • Density 946/sq mi (365.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78636
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-37780[2]
GNIS feature ID 1338790[3]
Website www.johnsoncitytx.org
A glimpse of downtown Johnson City
East Main Grill Restaurant in Johnson City
290 Diner along U.S. Route 290 in Johnson City
First Baptist Church of Johnson City

Johnson City is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,361 at the 2010 census.[4] It is the county seat of Blanco County.[5][6]

History[edit]

Johnson City was the hometown of President Lyndon Johnson and was founded by James Polk Johnson, nephew of Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. and uncle to President Johnson.[6][7] It is also the home of actress Madeleine Stowe.

Geography[edit]

Johnson City is located in central Blanco County at 30°16′35″N 98°24′29″W / 30.276427°N 98.408105°W / 30.276427; -98.408105,[8] about 1 mile (2 km) south of the Pedernales River. U.S. Routes 281 and 290 join near the center of town; US 281 leads north 23 miles (37 km) to Marble Falls, and US 290 leads west 30 miles (48 km) to Fredericksburg. The two highways run south out of town together; US 290 soon turns east and leads 47 miles (76 km) to Austin, while US 281 continues south 64 miles (103 km) to San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Johnson City has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all land.[4]

Climate[edit]

Johnson City experiences a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and a generally mild winter. Temperatures range from 82 °F (27.8 C) in the summer to 47 °F (8.3 C) during winter.

Climate data for Johnson City, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 91
(33)
98
(37)
100
(38)
103
(39)
103
(39)
106
(41)
110
(43)
110
(43)
110
(43)
104
(40)
95
(35)
91
(33)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 59
(15)
64
(18)
71
(22)
78
(26)
84
(29)
90
(32)
94
(34)
94
(34)
88
(31)
80
(27)
69
(21)
61
(16)
77.7
(25.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 47
(8)
51
(11)
58
(14)
65
(18)
72
(22)
79
(26)
82
(28)
82
(28)
76
(24)
67
(19)
56
(13)
49
(9)
65.3
(18.3)
Average low °F (°C) 34
(1)
38
(3)
45
(7)
52
(11)
61
(16)
68
(20)
70
(21)
69
(21)
64
(18)
54
(12)
44
(7)
36
(2)
52.9
(11.6)
Record low °F (°C) −6
(−21)
−5
(−21)
14
(−10)
18
(−8)
34
(1)
46
(8)
54
(12)
48
(9)
38
(3)
21
(−6)
13
(−11)
0
(−18)
−6
(−21)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.79
(45.5)
2.08
(52.8)
2.63
(66.8)
2.69
(68.3)
4.51
(114.6)
4.18
(106.2)
2.02
(51.3)
2.38
(60.5)
3.26
(82.8)
4.18
(106.2)
2.66
(67.6)
2.37
(60.2)
34.75
(882.8)
Source: The Weather Channel[9]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,191 people, 442 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 891.7 people per square mile (343.2/km2). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 366.9 per square mile (141.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.67% White, 0.84% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 8.23% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.57% of the population.

There were 442 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,148, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,529 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,977. About 9.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, operated by the National Park Service, is 12 miles (19 km) west of Johnson City.[10]

Education[edit]

Johnson City is served by the Johnson City Independent School District. The district has an elementary school, middle school and high school. Students attend Lyndon B. Johnson High School.[11]

Media[edit]

The Johnson City Record Courier is a weekly newspaper published in Johnson City.[12] It was established in 1883.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnson City Texas Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center". Johnson City Texas Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Johnson City city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Profile for Johnson City, Texas, TX". ePodunk. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Dallek, Robert (1991). Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960. Oxford University Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-19-505435-4. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Monthly Averages for Johnson City, Texas". The Weather Channel. 
  10. ^ "Lyndon B Johnson". National Park Service. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Johnson City Independent School District". Johnson City Independent School District. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Johnson City Record Courier". Johnson City Record Courier. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Johnson City, TX". Texas State Historical association. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 

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