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Johnson County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 23,262 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 23,445 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,336
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,538
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,953
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,488 (it was 2,150 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%

Land area: 262 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 89 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Johnson County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (24.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (15.8%), Construction (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Johnson County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,437  (49.2%)
Females: 11,825  (50.8%)
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Johnson County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Johnson County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,652 ($24,911 in 1999)

This county:

$35652
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $345 (lower quartile is $196, upper quartile is $466)
This county:

$345
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,027 (it was $51,200 in 2000)
Johnson:

$79,027
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,845 - $139,174
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $881
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

Institutionalized population: 469

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 23
  • Auto thefts: 23

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 15
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $157,600
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $245,600
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $106,100
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $161,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $629 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $359 (0.6%)

Johnson County household income distribution in 2009 Johnson County home values distribution Johnson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.4%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.8% for Black residents, 27.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
Johnson County:

25.9%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 96.8% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 45 years old, Other race residents: 46 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Johnson County is $365 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $585 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paintsville, Oil Springs, Nippa, Flatgap.

Johnson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Johnson County: Little Tar Springs (A), Indian Lake (B), Utility (C), South Hancock Fire Department (D), Dukes Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Johnson County include: Hilldale United Methodist Church (A), West Point Baptist Church (B), Mount Eden Baptist Church (C), New Chapel (D), Poplar Grove Church (E), Bethlehem Baptist Church (F), Saint Thomas Church (G), Blackford Baptist Church (H), Concord Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thrashers Cemetery (1), Boling Chapel Cemetery (2), Powers Cemetery (3), Chambers Cemetery (4), Henderson Cemetery (5), Rice Cemetery (6), Oak Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Indian Lake (A), Sunnys Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Driskell Branch (A), Yellow Creek (B), Caney Creek (C), Sugarcamp Branch (D), Smeathers Lateral (E), Muddy Gut (F), Muddy Branch (G), Indian Creek (H), Horse Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Elliott County , Nelson County, Virginia , Stanton County, Kansas , Powell County , Washington County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 778
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 114 (47% naturalized citizens)

Johnson County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 36
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 29
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 11

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.0%

Johnson County marital status for males Johnson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,127
  • One, attached: 99
  • Two: 157
  • 3 or 4: 235
  • 5 to 9: 341
  • 10 to 19: 176
  • 20 or more: 159
  • Mobile homes: 2,935
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Johnson County with a mortgage: 1,914 (123 second mortgage, 140 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,866

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Johnson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,97751
Mainline Protestant9254
Catholic3251
Other3162
None16,813-
Johnson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Johnson County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Johnson County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Johnson County:

10.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

36.3%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Johnson County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,311
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $397.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.97%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.74%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,799
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.57%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,216
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.18%
Corn for grain: 99 harvested acres
Vegetables: 57 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Johnson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 26140082.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Johnson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Johnson County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from Johnson County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 154.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Rockslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1703): May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1703, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1475): July 2, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1475, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckyStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1407): April 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyEastern Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 2, 2001 to November 21, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • KentuckySevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2001 to August 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1388): August 15, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1388, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (25%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Taiwan (15%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Middle Africa (10%)
  • Syria (6%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Johnson County (%):

  • United States or American (53%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Johnson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,438 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,117 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 39 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 135 (2%)
  • Other means: 57 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 149 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Johnson County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 141 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 123 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Johnson County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 231 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 133 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,078.

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.89% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($25,607 average AGI)
1.26% relocated from other states ($9,146 average AGI)
Johnson County:

1.26%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Floyd County, KY  1.11% ($35,273 average AGI)
from Martin County, KY  0.40% ($44,714)
from Lawrence County, KY  0.39% ($20,852)
from Magoffin County, KY  0.36% ($27,920)
from Pike County, KY  0.33% ($44,913)
from Fayette County, KY  0.20% ($50,500)
from Rowan County, KY  0.14% ($16,900)


4.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.51% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($21,134 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($11,267 average AGI)
Johnson County:

1.48%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Floyd County, KY  0.75% ($28,923 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, KY  0.46% ($22,250)
to Fayette County, KY  0.45% ($28,419)
to Martin County, KY  0.26% ($30,167)
to Magoffin County, KY  0.22% ($26,267)
to Pike County, KY  0.17% ($28,583)
to Boyd County, KY  0.16% ($46,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Johnson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Johnson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Johnson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Johnson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Johnson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,901 (3,052 aged, 1,849 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 811 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Johnson County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (460)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (397)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (262)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (189)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (140)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (138)
  • Congestive heart failure (127)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (123)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (94)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (86)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13426.39
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 301.810
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75620.39

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1133.290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1066.620

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.17

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,828
  • In family households: 19,667 (4,719 male householders, 1,877 female householders)
    5,084 spouses, 6,179 children (5,644 natural, 171 adopted, 364 stepchildren), 688 grandchildren, 154 brothers or sisters, 187 parents, 230 other relatives, 385 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,161 (1,266 male householders (1,073 living alone)), 1,500 female householders (1,379 living alone)), 395 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 528 (469 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,046 2-persons, 1,671 3-persons, 1,190 4-persons, 456 5-persons, 152 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,452 1-person, 257 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

3,965 married couples with children.
1,126 single-parent households (237 men, 889 women).

98.2% of residents of Johnson County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $168,521,000 ($7064 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,763,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,886,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,313,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $972,000
Federal grants: $53,597,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,335,000 ($1,459,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,419,000 ($314,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,296,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,265,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,065,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,596
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,414
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +380
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Johnson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.22 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 331
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,272
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,858
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,608
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,807
  • 1960 to 1969: 937
  • 1950 to 1959: 557
  • 1940 to 1949: 378
  • 1939 or earlier: 862
Rooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 1,066
  • 5 rooms: 1,763
  • 6 rooms: 1,901
  • 7 rooms: 1,123
  • 8 rooms: 495
  • 9+ rooms: 472
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 291
  • 4 rooms: 720
  • 5 rooms: 587
  • 6 rooms: 249
  • 7 rooms: 167
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,891
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,739
  • 4 bedrooms: 902
  • 5+ bedrooms: 229
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 254
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,134
  • 3 bedrooms: 630
  • 4 bedrooms: 111
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Johnson County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 583
  • 1 vehicle: 1,978
  • 2 vehicles: 3,029
  • 3 vehicles: 1,002
  • 4 vehicles: 267
  • 5+ vehicles: 94
  • no vehicle: 396
  • 1 vehicle: 1,134
  • 2 vehicles: 543
  • 3 vehicles: 63
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

66% of Johnson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Kentucky.

Johnson County:

65.6%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19397
  • Northeast: 201
  • Midwest: 2098
  • South: 1430
  • West: 193

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Johnson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.2%)
  • Utility gas (25.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.1%)
  • Coal or coke (3.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Electricity (62.6%)
  • Utility gas (22.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 68
Here:

2.6%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

2.2%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

7.8%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Johnson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,493,000
    General - Other: $2,309,000
    Police Protection: $737,000
    Central Staff Services: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $310,000
    Local Fire Protection: $256,000
    Financial Administration: $172,000
    Correctional Institutions: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $779,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $420,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $341,000
    Central Staff Services: $23,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,705,000

Johnson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $337,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,208,000
    Interest Earnings: $411,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,402,000
    Highways: $1,448,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $954,000
    Property: $874,000
    NEC: $45,000

Johnson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,996,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,722,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,750,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,750,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000

Johnson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,395,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,634,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,750,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,085
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,988
  • Number of recipients under 18: 271
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,479
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 335
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 588
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,042
Johnson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Johnson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Johnson County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7667.2 years
John5472.1 years
Mary5278.9 years
Charles4370.8 years
William3572.5 years
Robert2766.5 years
Paul1968.6 years
George1976.2 years
Anna1673.4 years
Ruth1578.9 years
Most common last names in Johnson County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Castle8676.1 years
Vanhoose7272.5 years
Williams4676.4 years
Conley4377.3 years
Ward4271.3 years
Preston4278.3 years
Davis3572.6 years
Blair3575.6 years
Adams2975.4 years
Meade2571.4 years
Businesses in Johnson County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1Maurices1
Curves1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Papa John's Pizza1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Fashion Bug1RadioShack1
FedEx2Ramada1
Goodwill1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

Johnson County on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"