Johnson County, Texas facts for kids
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The Johnson County Courthouse in 2009
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||734 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|• Land||725 sq mi (1,880 km2)|
|• Water||9.8 sq mi (25 km2) 1.3%|
|• Density||245.13/sq mi (94.65/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 179,927. 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 metropolitan statistical area.
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.
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.
- Interstate 35W
- U.S. Highway 67
- U.S. Highway 287
- U.S. Highway 377
- State Highway 81
- State Highway 171
- State Highway 174
- Tarrant County (north)
- Ellis County (east)
- Hill County (south)
- Bosque County (southwest)
- Somervell County (southwest)
- Hood County (west)
- Parker County (northwest)
- Dallas County (northeast)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||115,545||119,226||76.55%||66.26%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||3,797||6,446||2.52%||3.58%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||741||840||0.49%||0.47%|
|Asian alone (NH)||951||1,726||0.63%||0.96%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||475||929||0.31%||0.52%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||164||612||0.11%||0.34%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||1,942||7,535||1.29%||4.19%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||27,319||42,613||18.10%||23.68%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
Cities (multiple counties)
- Burleson (small part in Tarrant County)
- Cresson (partly in Hood and Parker counties)
- Crowley (mostly in Tarrant County)
- Mansfield (mostly in Tarrant County and a small part in Ellis County)
- Cross Timber
- Venus (small part in Ellis County)
Southwestern Adventist University, a private liberal arts university in Keene, is currently the only four-year institution of higher learning in Johnson County. Southwestern is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has existed since 1893. Hill College a college in Hillsboro, a town in neighboring Hill County also provides tertiary education, with a campus in Cleburne since 1971.
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