Johnson City 76 Exceptional
Johnson City Livability #72 ranked city in Tennessee#6,806 ranked city in the USARanks better than 76% of areas
A+ Johnson City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Johnson City Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Tennessee
Johnson City
946% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Johnson City cost of living
F Johnson City Crime Total crime is 26% higher than Tennessee
Total crime
4,33668% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2468% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Johnson City crime
D+ Johnson City Employment Household income is 13% lower than Tennessee
Median household income
$40,37027% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,7744% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Johnson City employment
F Johnson City Housing Home value is 9% higher than Tennessee
Median home value
$158,70014% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$69627% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Johnson City real estate or Johnson City rentals
A Johnson City Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Tennessee
High school grad. rates
85%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
68%38% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
0:1100% lower than the US average
Johnson City K-12 schools
A Johnson City User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Johnson City
Overall user rating
81% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
78% 11 total surveys
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      Living in Johnson City, TN

      Johnson City is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. The city has a population of 65,415 inhabitants. The majority of Johnson City residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Johnson City has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 65% have kids.

      Living in Johnson City can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Tennessee, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Johnson City, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, employment and more.

      The livability score in Johnson City is 73/100 and the city is ranked in the 74th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Johnson City has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and education (A). On a more negative note, Johnson City does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (D-) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Johnson City has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hands On! Regional Museum, Fun Expedition, and Freedom Hall Civic Center.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Johnson City have a test score average of 68%, which is well above the US average.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Johnson City is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Johnson City come in at $158,700, which is 8.7% higher than the Tennessee average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Johnson City, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 25.8% higher than the Tennessee average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Johnson City area were 2.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Johnson City transportation information

      StatisticJohnson CityTennesseeNational
      Average one way commute18min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.9%83.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.1%9.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.9%0.8%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%1.4%2.8%
      Working from home3.9%3.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Johnson City, TN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).