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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,...

A Tax Tip for Small Business Owners

When it’s time for taxes, you may be tempted as a small business owner to try and handle the paperwork yourself. Mike Walton, director of business development at regional accounting firm Brown Edwards, says that may not be the wisest move. "The tax...

Ask the Expert

  Some "recycled" toner cartridges are nothing but a disaster but don’t be reluctant to give them another try. There are many things to consider when purchasing a non-OEM cartridge that may have an effect on the quality of the cartridge you...

A Great Place to Learn

The strength of the schools in the Johnson City and Washington County area is one of the many reasons why these school systems receive high grades for providing a good education. Both school systems rank competitively in terms of graduation rates,...
Retire Johnson City Tennessee

A Great Place to Retire

Johnson City has been recognized, approved, and commended by Retire Tennessee and the American Association of Retirement Communities for possessing qualities well-suited for relocating retirees. A robust downtown culture, a climate that’s perfect...

“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.