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Johnson County - Powered by Big Sandy RECC

504 11th St
Paintsville, KY 41420
P: +1 606-789-4095

Why Johnson County?

Located between Paintsville Lake and Dewey Lake, Johnson County serves as a center of commerce, banking, medicine, education, and law for a multi-county region and is a recreational haven appealing to the entire family. 

The town features such attractions as Paintsville Lake State Park, an 18-hole golf course, and Butcher Hollow, the rustic birthplace of "Queen of Country Music," Loretta Lynn. In early October, Paintsville hosts the Kentucky Apple Festival, which provides such festivities as a gospel sing, a 5-K run, clogging, arts and crafts, and even an old-fashioned costume contest.


If this is your first visit here with us, we hope you find your stay enjoyable. Johnson County is located about 100 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky and about 50 miles south of Ashland, Kentucky. Like most of it's neighboring counties, the main industry that the region depends on is the coal industry.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 23,280  
Median Age 41.6  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 1,900 11.73%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 12,589 77.69%
Civilian Labor Force 7,860 42.44%
Median Household Income $35,060  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Tri-State/Milton J Ferguson Field
Yeager
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Appalachian Rgnl
Big Sandy Rgnl
Julian Carroll
Mingo County
Pike County-Hatcher Field
Wendell H Ford
West Liberty