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Welcome to Johnstown ...

The city of Johnstown is located in Fulton County<1> and is the County Seat for Fulton County.

When the people of Johnstown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Johnstowner<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Johnstown has a population of 8,191 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Johnstown.

Johnstown is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Johnstown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Johnstown: (518)

The ZIP code for Johnstown: 12095<5>

Websites for Johnstown ...

Official Website:   www.cityofjohnstown-ny.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fultoncountyny.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Johnstown had an population of 8,191 people. This is a decrease of 6.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Johnstown had a population of 8,743 people (which is 15.74% of the total population of Fulton County). This makes Johnstown the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Johnstown represents 0.05% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,743 people, the population of Johnstown increased 2.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,511 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Johnstown.

Communities Also Named Johnstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Johnstown - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), West Virginia (3), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Johnstown.

Communities near Johnstown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Johnstown.

  • Amsterdam [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Johnstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,711 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amsterdam<7>
  • Duanesburg [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duanesburg
    • Duanesburg [Schenectady County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Johnstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,325 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duanesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duanesburg
  • Mayfield [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
    • Mayfield [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Johnstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
  • Amsterdam [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Johnstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,019 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broadalbin [Fulton County]
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      • Broadalbin [Fulton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Johnstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadalbin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadalbin
    • Charlton [Saratoga County]
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      • Charlton [Saratoga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Johnstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlton
    • Minden [Montgomery County]
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      • Minden [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Johnstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minden have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
    • Canajoharie [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canajoharie
      • Canajoharie [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Johnstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canajoharie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canajoharie
    • Galway [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galway
      • Galway [Saratoga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Johnstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galway have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galway
    • Perth [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth
      • Perth [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Johnstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perth

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Johnstown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Johnstown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Johnstown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Johnstown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnstown. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Johnstown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Johnstown ...

Looking for more information about Johnstown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Johnstown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Johnstown.

Adding Johnstown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Johnstown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Johnstown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Johnstown on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Johnstown on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Johnstown

The Communities of New York

About Fulton County

About New York

The official website for Johnstown: www.cityofjohnstown-ny.com/

The official website for Fulton County: www.fulton.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Fulton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Johnstown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Johnstown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Johnstown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Johnstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Johnstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Johnstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Johnstown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Johnstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JohnstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0064, Longitude: -74.3712    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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