Johnson County, Texas

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Johnson County
The Johnson County Courthouse in 2009
The Johnson County Courthouse in 2009
Map of Texas highlighting Johnson County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°23′N 97°22′W / 32.38°N 97.36°W / 32.38; -97.36
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1854
SeatCleburne
Largest cityBurleson
Area
 • Total734 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land725 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Water9.8 sq mi (25 km2)  1.3%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total150,934
 • Density208/sq mi (80/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district25th
Websitewww.johnsoncountytx.org

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 150,934.[1] Its county seat is Cleburne.[2] Johnson County is named for Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician.

Johnson County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The first settler of Johnson County was Henry Briden, who built a log cabin on the Nolan River. His log cabin still exists, and it can be seen along State Highway 174 in Rio Vista, Texas. The first county seat was Wardville, located under the waters of the present Lake Pat Cleburne. In 1856, Buchanan became the county seat. Johnson County was divided in 1866, the western half becoming Hood County. Camp Henderson became the new county seat and was renamed Cleburne in honor of Confederate General Patrick Cleburne.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 734 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 725 square miles (1,880 km2) are land and 9.8 square miles (25 km2) (1.3%) are covered by water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,305
18704,92314.4%
188017,911263.8%
189022,31324.6%
190033,81951.6%
191034,4601.9%
192037,2868.2%
193033,317−10.6%
194030,384−8.8%
195031,3903.3%
196034,72010.6%
197045,76931.8%
198067,64947.8%
199097,16543.6%
2000126,81130.5%
2010150,93419.0%
Est. 2018171,361[4]13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, 126,811 people, 43,636 households, and 34,428 families resided in the county. The population density was 174 people per square mile (67/km²). The 46,269 housing units averaged 63 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.01% White, 2.50% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 4.52% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. About 12.12% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 43,636 households, 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.10% were not families. About 17.30% of the households were made up of individuals, and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.20. As of the 2010 census, about 3.6 same-sex couples occurred per 1,000 households in the county.[8]

In the county, the population was distributed as 28.80% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,621, and for a family was $49,963. Males had a median income of $36,718 versus $25,149 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,400. About 6.90% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 10.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Southwestern Adventist University, a private liberal arts university in Keene, is currently the only four-year institution of higher learning in Johnson County. Southwestern is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has existed since 1893. Hill College a college in Hillsboro, a town in neighboring Hill County also provides tertiary education, with a campus in Cleburne since 1971.

Media[edit]

Johnson County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth television media market in north-central Texas. Local news media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV. KCLE is the local radio station, which offers local news in addition to its country-music format. The local newspapers are the Cleburne Times-Review, Burleson Star, Joshua Star, and Johnson County Observer.

Communities[edit]

Cities (multiple counties)[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 77.0% 44,382 19.1% 10,988 3.9% 2,236
2012 77.1% 37,661 21.5% 10,496 1.4% 681
2008 73.3% 36,685 25.8% 12,912 0.9% 453
2004 73.4% 34,818 26.0% 12,325 0.6% 279
2000 67.7% 26,202 30.4% 11,778 1.9% 746
1996 50.0% 16,246 39.5% 12,817 10.5% 3,410
1992 36.2% 13,473 32.3% 12,030 31.5% 11,699
1988 58.0% 17,509 41.5% 12,507 0.5% 155
1984 66.4% 18,254 33.3% 9,148 0.3% 72
1980 50.8% 11,411 47.0% 10,542 2.2% 501
1976 39.7% 7,194 59.9% 10,864 0.4% 69
1972 71.0% 10,042 28.1% 3,968 0.9% 126
1968 35.2% 4,372 43.0% 5,330 21.8% 2,709
1964 33.7% 3,251 66.2% 6,381 0.1% 10
1960 53.5% 4,510 45.6% 3,844 0.9% 77
1956 51.1% 3,750 48.5% 3,560 0.4% 30
1952 47.0% 3,985 53.0% 4,496 0.1% 4
1948 13.6% 707 77.7% 4,042 8.7% 453
1944 9.3% 546 80.7% 4,757 10.1% 593
1940 10.5% 649 89.5% 5,532 0.0% 2
1936 7.3% 337 92.1% 4,281 0.6% 29
1932 9.8% 530 89.9% 4,858 0.3% 17
1928 61.6% 3,181 38.4% 1,981 0.1% 4
1924 14.8% 851 79.9% 4,600 5.4% 310
1920 15.7% 661 72.0% 3,041 12.4% 522
1916 7.9% 275 86.9% 3,040 5.2% 182
1912 3.6% 109 80.8% 2,473 15.6% 477

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on April 19, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Archived from the original on May 29, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  8. ^ Leonhardt, David; Quealy, Kevin (June 26, 2015), "Where Same-Sex Couples Live", The New York Times, archived from the original on June 29, 2015, retrieved July 6, 2015
  9. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Johnson County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°23′N 97°22′W / 32.38°N 97.36°W / 32.38; -97.36