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(4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews for 8 attractions)
Things to do: nature, museums, historic sites
Johnson City is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,361 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Blanco County.HistoryJohnson City was the hometown of President Lyndon Johnson and was founded by James Polk Johnson, nephew of Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. and uncle to President Johnson.GeographyJohnson City is located in central Blanco County at, about 1mi south of the Pedernales River. U.S. Routes 281 and 290 join near the center of town; US 281 leads north to Marble Falls, and US 290 leads west to Fredericksburg. The two highways run south out of town together; US 290 soon turns east and leads to Austin, while US 281 continues south to San Antonio.According to the United States Census Bureau, Johnson City has a total area of 4.5km2, all land.ClimateJohnson City experiences a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and a generally mild winter. Temperatures range from 82 °F (27.8 C) in the summer to 47 °F (8.3 C) during winter.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,191 people, 442 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 891.7 people per square mile (343.2/km2). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 366.9 per square mile (141.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.67% White, 0.84% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 8.23% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.57% of the population.
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