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We Are Just Right for… Healthcare

Washington County is home to a number of world-class healthcare providers. The region’s medical facilities offer the highest quality service alongside cutting edge technology and treatment options. Residents are able to receive the best medical...

We Are Just Right for… Fitness Enthusiasts

Fitness isn’t an all-or-nothing endeavor. Every little bit helps, and while it’s certainly commendable to challenge yourself, it’s also perfectly acceptable to do just enough to keep your body and your mind in good working order. No matter what...

Demographics – Washington County

Population Population estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015) - 126,302 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2015, (V2015) - 2.7% Population, Census, April 1, 2010 - 122,979 Age and Sex Persons under 5 years, percent,...

The Lay of the Land

With a population of more than 66,000, Johnson City is the 9th largest city in Tennessee. The Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area covers Carter, Unicoi, and Washington counties, which have a combined population of more than 200,000....

Brightridge

BrightRidge is a not-for-profit, public power provider that has proudly served our community since 1945. Public power means that each customer is an owner; therefore, our customers benefit from affordable energy, better service, and a utility that...

“I think, being from East Tennessee, you’re kinda born with a little lonesome in your soul, in your blood. You know you’ve got that Appalachian soul.”

Ashley Monroe

Framed by the Appalachian Mountains to the west, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, the Nolichucky River to the south, and the Watauga River to the north, Washington County is as pretty as a picture, a region abounding in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. American legends Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett once walked our rolling hills and valleys, and their pioneering spirit still pervades the area, imbuing its people with liveliness and fortitude.

We mountain men and women may have lonesome souls, but we’re seldom lonely. Washington County is the oldest incorporated area in Tennessee and the fastest-growing county east of Knoxville. More than 126,000 people live in Washington County, including residents of Jonesborough, the state’s first and oldest town, and students living on the campuses of Milligan College and East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

Today, Johnson City is home to more than 65,000 residents, a thriving urban center that has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best and most popular small metro areas for raising a family, starting a business, or retiring.