Johnson County, Kentucky

Johnson County: County in Kentucky, United States


Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,356 and a population density of 34 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 22,002 inhabitants. Its county seat is Paintsville. The county was created 180 years ago in 1843.

Johnson County locator map
Location of Johnson County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Johnson County

Population : 22,002 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Johnson County
Area : 684 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Richard Mentor Johnson
Capital : Paintsville
Establishment : February 02, 1843
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 16:59:51 (22nd September 2023)
Density : 32 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.15% (2010-2020)
Weather : 83℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Johnson County  Kentucky scenery image
Johnson County Kentucky scenery
Johnson County  Kentucky scenery image


Johnson County is located at 37°50'48"N 82°49'54"W (37.8466400, -82.8315400). It has 5 neighbors: Floyd County, Lawrence County, Magoffin County, Martin County and Morgan County.

Johnson County map

The largest city of Johnson County is Paintsville with a population of 3,925. . See all Johnson County cities & populated places.

Johnson County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Johnson County.

City Name Population Title
Paintsville 3,925 City in Kentucky


Johnson County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 83. East northeast wind around 5 mph. more

Johnson County has 5 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Johnson County decreased by 6.15% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,356 - census
2011 23,417 0.26% estimation process
2012 23,403 -0.06% estimation process
2013 23,458 0.23% estimation process
2014 23,252 -0.89% estimation process
2015 23,128 -0.54% estimation process
2016 22,858 -1.18% estimation process
2017 22,606 -1.11% estimation process
2018 22,391 -0.96% estimation process
2019 22,188 -0.91% estimation process
2020 22,002 -0.85% estimation process

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People born in Johnson County (1)

William E. Connelley was born in Johnson County

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