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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,...

We Are Just Right for… Job Seekers

Johnson City has an unemployment rate of only 3.1% as of December 2017, and there are currently more jobs available in Johnson City than our local employment agencies are able to fill. Jobs are plentiful in fields like manufacturing, light and...

11 Excellent Reasons to Call Johnson City Home

Our low cost of living means you can lead a comfortable lifestyle no matter how much you earn. There’s no income tax or pension tax anywhere in the state of Tennessee. Mild weather and four distinct seasons will let you experience all that nature...

Low Cost of Living & High Quality of Life

A low cost of living and high quality of life make Johnson City, Jonesborough, Washington County a truly special place to live and work. With a cost of living index well below the national average, Johnson City is an affordable place to settle...

Appalachian Fair

The yearly Appalachian Fair is the second-largest event of its kind in the state of Tennessee and has been a cherished tradition in the Tri-Cities for over 90 years now. A study conducted in 2003 showed the fair had an economic impact of $26...

“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.