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Cost of Living

Washington County has an exceptionally low cost of living, while still providing a high quality of life. Taxes Residential property tax rates in Washington County, Johnson City, and Jonesborough are well below the rates of neighboring Sullivan County, Kingsport, and Bristol. Property Tax Rates (2014) County City County Rate City Rate Total Rate Washington – $1.9798 – $1.9798 Washington Johnson City $1.9798 $1.6200 $3.5998 Washington Jonesborough $1.9798 $1.3105 $3.2903 Sullivan – $2.3054 – $2.3054 Sullivan Kingsport $2.3054 $2.0700 $4.3754 Sullivan Bristol $2.3054 $2.2500 $4.5554 Personal and real property are taxed per $100 of the assessed value, and residential real...

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History

Johnson City was originally founded as a railroad station in 1856 by Henry Johnson. The city originally called “Johnson Depot” was a major rail hub for the southeast and including three separate railroad lines that crossed in the downtown area. The railroad lines led Henry Johnson to create a depot that served both passenger and freight trains, a water tank, a post office, and boarding for travelers. In 1869, the town of Johnson Depot was officially incorporated into the State of Tennessee and became formally known as Johnson City, Tennessee. From 1870 until 1890 the town grew swiftly, due...

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Liveable Community

A community is more than the sum of its residents, its buildings and its facilities. The sense of community in the Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County area is fostered by organizations that focus on helping residents gain access to basic needs and achieve their dreams. These nonprofit organizations offer a hand up, helping people with medical needs, offering assistance to people in crisis, and serving as resources for those who want to pursue educational opportunities to better their lives. The compassion that these organizations exude is what makes this area more than a city – they help make Johnson City a...

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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, July 1, 2014, (V2014) – 5.2% Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 2010 – 5.4% Persons under 18 years, percent, July 1, 2014, (V2014) – 19.8% Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 2010 – 20.2% Persons 65 years and over, percent, July 1, 2014, (V2014) – 16.9% Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 2010 –...

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