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Johnson County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Johnson County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Cleburne
Largest City Burleson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

734 sq mi (1,901 km²)
725 sq mi (1,878 km²)
9.8 sq mi (25 km²), 1.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

150,934
208/sq mi (80/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.johnsoncountytx.org

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 150,934. Its county seat is Cleburne. Johnson County is named for Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician.

Johnson County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The first settler of Johnson county was Henry Briden, who built a log cabin on the Nolan River. His log cabin still exists, and it can be seen along State Highway 174 in Rio Vista, Texas. The first county seat was Wardville, located under the waters of the present Lake Pat Cleburne. In 1856 Buchanan became the county seat. Johnson County was divided in 1867, the western half becoming Hood County. Camp Henderson became the new county seat and was renamed Cleburne in honor of Confederate General Patrick Cleburne.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 734 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 725 square miles (1,880 km2) is land and 9.8 square miles (25 km2) (1.3%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-35W.svg Interstate 35W
  • US 67.svg U.S. Highway 67
  • US 287.svg U.S. Highway 287
  • US 377.svg U.S. Highway 377
  • Texas 81.svg State Highway 81
  • Texas 171.svg State Highway 171
  • Texas 174.svg State Highway 174

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,305
1870 4,923 14.4%
1880 17,911 263.8%
1890 22,313 24.6%
1900 33,819 51.6%
1910 34,460 1.9%
1920 37,286 8.2%
1930 33,317 −10.6%
1940 30,384 −8.8%
1950 31,390 3.3%
1960 34,720 10.6%
1970 45,769 31.8%
1980 67,649 47.8%
1990 97,165 43.6%
2000 126,811 30.5%
2010 150,934 19.0%
Est. 2015 159,990 6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 126,811 people, 43,636 households, and 34,428 families residing in the county. The population density was 174 people per square mile (67/km²). There were 46,269 housing units at an average density of 63 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.01% White, 2.50% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 4.52% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 12.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 43,636 households out of which 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.10% were non-families. 17.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.20. As of the 2010 census, there were about 3.6 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,621, and the median income for a family was $49,963. Males had a median income of $36,718 versus $25,149 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,400. About 6.90% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 10.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities (multiple counties)

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities


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