|Johnson County, Indiana|
Johnson County courthouse in Franklin, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
321.56 sq mi (833 km²)
320.19 sq mi (829 km²)
1.36 sq mi (4 km²), 0.42%
436/sq mi (168.4/km²)
|Congressional districts||4th, 5th, 6th|
Indiana county number 41
Major highways[edit | edit source]
- Interstate 65
- U.S. Route 31
- Indiana State Road 37
- Indiana State Road 44
- Indiana State Road 252
- Indiana State Road 144
- Indiana State Road 135
- Indiana State Road 431
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 321.56 square miles (832.8 km2), of which 320.19 square miles (829.3 km2) (or 99.57%) is land and 1.36 square miles (3.5 km2) (or 0.42%) is water.
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Marion County (north)
- Shelby County (east)
- Bartholomew County (southeast)
- Brown County (southwest)
- Morgan County (west)
History[edit | edit source]
Johnson County was formed in 1823. It was named for John Johnson, a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court. This is probably John Johnson of Knox County, delegate to the State constitutional convention, appointed to the Supreme Court in 1816.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Extinct[edit | edit source]
Townships[edit | edit source]
The south end of the county is also home to the Camp Atterbury military installation.
Climate and weather[edit | edit source]
|Climate chart for Franklin, Indiana|
|temperatures in °C • precipitation totals in mm|
source: The Weather Channel
In recent years, average temperatures in Franklin have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −22 °F (−30.0 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 104 °F (40 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.05 inches (52 mm) in January to 4.78 inches (121 mm) in July.
Government[edit | edit source]
County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.
Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.
Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.
County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, assessor, auditor, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves terms of four years and oversee different parts of the county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Population by year
As of the census of 2000, there were 115,209 people, 42,434 households, and 31,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 360 people per square mile (139/km²). There were 45,095 housing units at an average density of 141 per square mile (54/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.5% were of German, 19.6% American, 12.4% English and 10.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 42,434 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 21.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $52,693, and the median income for a family was $60,571. Males had a median income of $42,272 versus $28,181 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,976. About 3.30% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.
See also[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
- ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Franklin, Indiana". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIN0220. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- ^ a b Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title36/ar2/ch3.html. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- ^ a b c d Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2" (PDF). IN.gov. http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title3/ar10/ch2.pdf. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- ^ "Indiana Senate Districts". State of Indiana. http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/3006.htm. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- ^ "Indiana House Districts". State of Indiana. http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/3005.htm. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8.
|Morgan County||Shelby County|
Johnson County, Indiana
|Brown County||Bartholomew County|
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