Demographics - Johnson


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This demographic profile was developed as part of the Connect SI Initiative, a collaborative, regional economic strategy for connecting the southernmost 20 counties in Illinois. The Connect SI region is composed of Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White and Williamson counties. These counties encompass Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA) 25, 26 and a portion of 24.This PDF demographic profile is reprinted here with the permission of Connect SI.

This profile provides current information that reflects the characteristics of population, labor force, taxes, income, housing, utilities, education, quality of life, and transportation in Johnson County, Illinois. Our intent is to provide investors, entrepreneurs, and government or business administrators with information useful for making decisions or policies on business attraction, retention, and expansion.The information provided is also helpful to the individuals who currently live and work (or plan to live and work) in the local areas to learn more about the county.

Johnson County, Illinois

Johnson County is one of 102 counties in the State of Illinois. This county is seated in the City of Vienna. In 2000, the total population of Johnson County was 12,878, with a median age of 36.7. According to U.S Census 2000, 99.2% of its population was reported as only one race, including 83.5% of these self-reported as White and 14.2% self-reported as African Americans. In 2007, the Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) of Johnson County was $19,798, ranked 102nd in the state. This PCPI was 48% of the state average, $41,042, and 52% of the national average, $38,165. Average household size and average family size were 2.43 persons and 2.87 persons respectively in 2000.

Johnson County is located in southernmost Illinois, approximately 143 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri and 344 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. The county has a total area of 348.88 square miles, of which 344.63 square miles are land and 4.25 square miles are water.

The major cities and villages in Johnson County include Belknap, Buncombe, Cypress, Goreville, New Burnside and Vienna.