Johnson County is located in Eastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Paintsville and the largest city is Paintsville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.johnsoncountyky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,262 and the 2010 census population was 23,358. The land area is 261.95 square miles and there are 89.2 persons per square mile.
98.2% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 0.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 74.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,700, there are 9,154 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,445, the median household income is $34,090, and 24.3% of the persons in Johnson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,074. Retail sales (in $1000) were $350,076, and sales per capita were $14,646.
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