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Johnstown, New York - Basic Facts

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The City of Johnstown had a population of 8,723 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Johnstown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,723
Daytime Population: Workers 6,779
Daytime Population: Residents 4,545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 8,405
Population in Familes 6,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density2 1,810
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $42,637
Average Household Income $55,443
Per Capita Income $23,334


Total Housing Units 4,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,056 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,573 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 449 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $112,806
Average Home Value $125,961


Total Households 3,629
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,090
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.08%
Households -0.22% -0.17%
Families -0.46% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

Johnstown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Johnstown to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 217 82nd
Population Density # 458 62nd
Diversity Index # 749 38th
Median Household Income # 1025 14th
Per Capita Income # 1003 16th

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