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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,358
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+3,981
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,643
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,151
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,469

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,900
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$88,600

Ancestry

German20.8%
Irish19.2%
Italian17.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
English7.3%
Dutch6%
Polish5.2%
French Except Basque3.6%
Slovak3.1%
West Indian1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Czech0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Johnstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes12095
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43
Approximate Longitude-74.37

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)

StationGLOVERSVILLE
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationCHERRY VALLEY 2 NNE
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationCOBLESKILL 2 ESE
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fonda772$62,679
Fort Johnson637$63,958
Fultonville633$49,722
Gloversville15,052$46,563
Tribes Hill1,016$72,583

Johnstown Public Libraries

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

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Johnstown Public Schools

Glebe Street Elementary School
502 Glebe St
ZIP: 12095
(518) 762-3714
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Hamilton-fulton-montgomery Boces
2755 State Hwy 67
ZIP: 12095
(518) 736-4300
Other
Total Enrollment 310
Johnstown Senior High School
1 Sir Bills Circle
ZIP: 12095
(518) 762-4661
High
Total Enrollment 603
Knox Junior High School
400 S Perry St
ZIP: 12095
(518) 762-3711
Middle
Total Enrollment 253
Pleasant Avenue School
235 Pleasant Ave
ZIP: 12095
(518) 762-8610
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Warren Street School
110 Warren St
ZIP: 12095
(518) 762-3715
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
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