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Johnstown, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Johnstown had a population of 8,618 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Johnstown is located at latitude 43.0073 and longitude -74.3751 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Johnstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Johnstown (GNIS ID: 979110) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Johnstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Johnstown: Ko-la-ne-ka.

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Johnstown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,618
Population in Households 8,314
Population in Familes 6,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density1 1,768
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,667
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,132
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,081 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,586 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $82,767
Average Home Value $93,389


Median Household Income $42,390
Average Household Income $53,373
Per Capita Income $22,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.13%
Households -0.1% -0.09%
Families -0.25% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Johnstown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Johnstown to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 214 82nd
Population Density1 # 463 61st
Diversity Index2 # 737 38th
Median Household Income # 1004 16th
Per Capita Income # 933 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.