Johnson County (Texas)

The Johnson County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Cleburne. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Texas, halfway to Oklahoma and has an area of ​​1,902 square kilometers, of which 13 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Tarrant County, Ellis County, Hill County, Bosque County, Somervell County, Hood County and Parker County.


Johnson County was formed in 1854 from parts of Ellis County, Hill County and Navarro County. It was named after Middleton Tate Johnson, a Texas Ranger and politicians.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 126 811 people in Johnson County; it was counted 43,636 households, and 34,428 families. The population density was 67 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 90.01 percent White, 2.50 percent African American, 0.64 percent Native American, 0.52 percent Asian, 0.18 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 4.52 percent from other races groups; 1.63 percent were descended from two or more races. 12.12 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 43,636 households out of which 39.5 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 64.7 percent were married couples living together, 10.0 percent were single mothers and 21.1 percent were non-families. 17.3 percent of all households and 6.9 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.20 persons.

28.8 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.8 percent between 18 and 24, 30.2 percent between 25 and 44, 22.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 10.0 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 44,621, and the median income for a family was $ 49,963. Males have a median income of $ 36,718, women $ 25,149. The per capita income was $ 18,400. 6.9 percent of families and 8.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Alvarado
  • Burleson
  • Cleburne
  • Godley
  • Grandview
  • Joshua
  • Keene
  • Lillian
  • Rio Vista
  • Venus