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Johnson City, Kansas
Downtown Main Street (facing south) (2010)
Downtown Main Street (facing south) (2010)
Location with Stanton County and Kansas
Location with Stanton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Stanton County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Stanton
Founded 1885
Incorporated 1888
Named for A.S. Johnson
 • Total 2.14 sq mi (5.55 km2)
 • Land 2.14 sq mi (5.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,340 ft (1,020 m)
 • Total 1,464
 • Density 684.1/sq mi (263.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-35575
GNIS ID 471702

Johnson City is a city in and the county seat of Stanton County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,464.


Johnson City was established in 1885; it was originally called Veteran because many of its founders were Civil War veterans. It was renamed Johnson City in 1886, in honor of A. S. Johnson, a railroad official.


Johnson City is located at 37°34′11″N 101°45′10″W / 37.56972°N 101.75278°W / 37.56972; -101.75278 (37.569623, -101.752901). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), all land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Johnson City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Area attractions

  • Stanton County Museum


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 143
1930 514
1940 524 1.9%
1950 994 89.7%
1960 860 −13.5%
1970 1,038 20.7%
1980 1,244 19.8%
1990 1,348 8.4%
2000 1,528 13.4%
2010 1,495 −2.2%
2020 1,464 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Stanton County Courthouse (Kansas) from W 1
Stanton County courthouse (2010)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,495 people, 533 households, and 381 families residing in the city. The population density was 743.8 inhabitants per square mile (287.2/km2). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 303.0 per square mile (117.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.3% White, 0.8% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 15.9% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.3% of the population.

There were 533 households, of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 33.9 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.


Johnson City is bordered by two highways. U.S. Highway 160 runs east-west just north of Johnson City. State Highway 27/U.S. Highway 160 runs north-south along the west side of Johnson City. The nearest airport is Stanton County Municipal Airport. It is located 21 miles north of Richfield, about 6.5 east of Manter, 20.5 miles west of Ulysses, and 26 miles south of Syracuse.


Johnson is home to USD 452 Stanton County. The Stanton County High School mascot is Stanton County Trojans.

Prior to school unification, Johnson High School also used the mascot Trojans.

In 2016, Stanton County Elementary School, located in Johnson City, was awarded the Charlotte F. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education.

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