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Johnson County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 126,811. Its county seat is Cleburne6, and the county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Johnson County is named for Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician. Jump to: navigation, search Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... Jump to: navigation, search A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Cleburne is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (also DFW Metroplex, or simply the Metroplex) encompasses the combined metropolitan area of the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... Texas Rangers, a body of law enforcement in the state of Texas which is the oldest law enforcement body in North America with statewide jurisdiction and serves as a State Bureau of Investigation. ...

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Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ...


History

The first settler of Johnson county was Henry Briden. He lived in a log cabin on the Nolan River. His log cabin is still in existence today, and can be seen along Hwy 174 in Rio Vista, Texas. Johnson County's first county seat was Wardville, located at the present site of Lake Pat Cleburne. In 1856 Buchanan became the county seat. In 1867 Johnson County was split, and the western half became Hood County. Camp Henderson became the new county seat and the settlement was renamed Cleburne in honor of Confederate General Patrick Cleburne. Rio Vista is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (March 16 or 17, 1828 – November 30, 1864) was a Major General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a resident of the State of Arkansas. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,902 km² (734 mi²). 1,889 km² (729 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.68% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Tarrant County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ellis County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Hill County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Bosque County (pronounced boss-key) is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Somervell County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Hood County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Parker County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 126,811 people, 43,636 households, and 34,428 families residing in the county. The population density is 67/km² (174/mi²). There are 46,269 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (63/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.01% White, 2.50% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 4.52% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 12.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 43,636 households out of which 39.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.10% are non-families. 17.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.20. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $44,621, and the median income for a family is $49,963. Males have a median income of $36,718 versus $25,149 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,400. 8.80% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Alvarado is a city located in Johnson County, Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,288. ... Briaroaks is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Burleson is a city located in Texas. ... Cleburne is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Cross Timber is a town located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Godley is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Grandview is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Joshua is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Keene is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Rio Vista is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ...

Education

Southwestern Adventist University, a private liberal arts university in Keene, is currently the only four-year institution of higher learning in Johnson County. Southwestern is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Hill College a college in Hillsboro, a town in neighboring Hill County also provides tertiary education, with a campus in Cleburne since 1971. Southwestern Adventist University is a liberal arts university located in the city of Keene, in Johnson County, Texas, about an hour south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Jump to: navigation, search A professor giving a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Seventh-day Adventist Church is an evangelical Christian denomination that grew out of the prophetic Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century. ... The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Hill County, Texas. ... Hill County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


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Johnson County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (538 words)
Johnson County is a county located in the state of Texas.
Camp Henderson became the new county seat and the settlement was renamed Cleburne in honor of Confederate General Patrick Cleburne.
In the county, the population is spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
Handbook of Texas Online: TARRANT COUNTY (2223 words)
Tarrant County consists of 898 square miles of gently sloping to level terrain with elevation ranging from 420 feet in the southeast to 960 feet in the northwest.
The population of the county rose from 41,142 in 1890 to 152,800 in 1920.
By 1960 the population of the county had soared to 538,495, an increase of 67 percent, and in 1970 the census recorded 716,317 county inhabitants, an increase of 75 percent.
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