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Overview

Introduction to Johnstown, New York

Johnstown, New York, in Fulton county, is 25 miles NW of Schenectady, New York and 157 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Johnstown History

This community was established by Sir William Johnson in 1762. He named the area John's Town after his son John Johnson. William Johnson established a sawmill, a lumber business and a flourmill in the area. The Battle of Johnstown, a battle of the American Revolution, was fought here on October 25, 1781. The British troops were defeated, and as a result, many British loyalists, including Johnson and his familt, left the area. In 1803, Johnstown was incorporated as a village. It was reincorporated as a city in 1895.

Johnstown and nearby Attractions

  • Johnstown Historical Society Museum
  • Adirondack Park
  • Johnson Hall State Historic Site
  • Howe Caverns
  • Canajoharie Library & Art Gallery

Things To Do In Johnstown

The city is home to the Johnson Hall State Historic Site, which was the former estate of William Johnson. The Canajoharie Library & Art Gallery houses art collections of Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Adirondack Park, established in 1882 for the protection of wilderness areas, stretches across 6 million acres of land. The Fox Run Golf Club is local golf course, while the Great Escape amusement park and Howe Caverns are also accessible from Johnstown.

Johnstown Transportation

Albany International is the closest major airport.

Johnstown Higher Education

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is located in Johnstown. Schenectady County Community College and Union College are also close by.

People

Total Population 8,500
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,035
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,881
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $703
Median House Value $97,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 18%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Johnstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Fulton
Standard Zip Codes 12095
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.006
Longitude -74.368

Johnstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLOVERSVILLE
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station CHERRY VALLEY 2 NNE
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station COBLESKILL 2 ESE
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Johnstown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Garoga (12095)

Northbush (12095)

Rockwood (12095)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fonda 737 $57,000
Fort Johnson 582 $65,972
Fultonville 667 $45,500
Gloversville 15,293 $47,753

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Johnstown Public Libraries

Library
Johnstown Public Library
38 SOUTH MARKET STREET
Johnstown, New York
(518) 762-8317

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Johnstown High Schools

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JOHNSTOWN SHS
2 WRIGHT DR
518-762-4661
Serves 693 students.

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881 COUNTY HWY 107
518-762-2331
A Non-traditional School
Serves 67 students.

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