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Overview

Introduction to Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria county, is 57 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Johnstown History

The earliest settlers arrived in in 1770. Johnstown was originally organized as a town by a Swiss German immigrant, Joseph Johns or Josef Schantz in 1800. The community was also named after him. The settlement was known as Schantzstadt at that time, but it was later anglicized into Johnstown. This region is remembered for the three floods it suffered in 1889, 1936 and 1977.

Johnstown and Nearby Attractions

  • Johnstown Flood Museum
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • DelGrosso's Amusement Park
  • Johnstown Inclined Plane
  • Blue Knob State Park
  • Marcia Ponas Doll Museum

Things To Do In Johnstown

Johnstown houses numerous museums namely, Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Portage Station Museum and Windber Coal Heritage Center. There are also several historic sites including Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Holsopple Train Station, and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Local parks include Blue Knob State Park, Kooser State Park, and Laurel Mountain State Park. The world's steepest vehicular inclined slope is in Johnston. The city provides opportunities for shopping, entertainment, family activities, and spectator sports.

Johnstown Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Johnstown Higher Education

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Cambria County Area Community College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,967
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+6,342
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married30.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12%
Median Earnings25+$21,552
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,402
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,017

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,901
% Above Poverty Level62.1%
% Below Poverty Level37.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.1%
% Using Public Transportation5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone43.1%
Median Gross Rent$509
Median House Value$41,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.3%
Irish14.6%
Italian12.3%
Polish7.6%
Slovak6.8%
English5.4%
Hungarian2%
Russian1.9%
German1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.2%
Serbian1%
Scottish0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Arab0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Slovene0.5%
African0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Johnstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cambria County
Standard Zip Codes15901, 15902, 15904, 15905, 15906, 15915, 15909, 15945
P.O. Box Zip Codes15907
Phone Area Codes814
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.33
Approximate Longitude-78.91

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)

StationJOHNSTOWN
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationEBENSBURG SEWAGE PLANT
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationSTOYSTOWN
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ehrenfeld210$47,500
New Florence649$45,417
Seward399$47,955
South Fork929$57,750
Summerhill450$64,000
Windber3,971$41,399

Johnstown Public Libraries

Cambria Sys Admin Unit
248 MAIN ST.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
(814) 536-5131
Highland Community Library
330 SCHOOLHOUSE RD
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
(814) 266-5610

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Johnstown Hospitals

Crichton Rehabilitation Center
(Non-profit)
320 Main Street
(814) 534-9000
Select Specialty Hospital Johnstown
(Proprietary)
320 Main Street Third Floor
(814) 534-5000
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1086 Franklin Street
(814) 533-9000

Johnstown Public Schools

East Side El Sch
220 Messenger St
ZIP: 15902
(814) 533-5551
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Greater Johnstown Shs
222 Central Ave
ZIP: 15902
(814) 533-5601
High
Total Enrollment 771
Greater Johnstown Ctc
445 Schoolhouse Road
ZIP: 15904
(814) 269-4545
High
Richland El Sch
321 Schoolhouse Rd
ZIP: 15904
(814) 266-5757
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Richland Hs
One Academic Avenue
ZIP: 15904
(814) 266-6081
High
Total Enrollment 807
Conemaugh Twp Area El Sch
1516 Tire Hill Rd
ZIP: 15905
(814) 479-4080
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Ferndale Area Jshs
600 Harlan Ave
ZIP: 15905
(814) 288-5757
High
Total Enrollment 318
Ferndale El Sch
100 Dartmouth Ave
ZIP: 15905
(814) 535-6724
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
West Side El Sch
196 Westgate Dr
ZIP: 15905
(814) 533-5542
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Westmont Hilltop El Sch
675 Goucher St
ZIP: 15905
(814) 255-8707
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Westmont Hilltop Hs
200 Fair Oaks Dr
ZIP: 15905
(814) 255-8726
High
Total Enrollment 486
Westmont Hilltop Ms
827 Diamond Blvd
ZIP: 15905
(814) 255-8704
Middle
Total Enrollment 498
Conemaugh Valley El Sch
1340 William Penn Avenue
ZIP: 15906
(814) 535-6970
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Conemaugh Valley Jshs
1342 William Penn Ave
ZIP: 15906
(814) 535-5523
High
Total Enrollment 401
Greater Johnstown Ms
280 Decker Ave
ZIP: 15906
(814) 533-5570
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
Greater Johnstown School District's Cybe
1091 Broad St
ZIP: 15906
(814) 533-5658
Other
Total Enrollment 78
Jackson El Sch
3704 William Penn Avenue
ZIP: 15909
(814) 749-8421
Primary
Total Enrollment 231

Johnstown Private Schools

St Benedict Elementary School
2306 Bedford St
ZIP: 15904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
Bishop Mc Cort High School
25 Osborne St
ZIP: 15905
Secondary
Total Enrollment 412
Cathedral Catholic Academy
110 Lindberg Ave
ZIP: 15905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Our Mother Of Sorrows School
430 Tioga St
ZIP: 15905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
St Andrew School
1621 Ferndale Ave
ZIP: 15905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
St Sophia Orthodox Christian Academy
111 Alberta Ave
ZIP: 15905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Cambria County Christian School
561 Pike Rd
ZIP: 15909
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 79
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