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Welcome to Johnstown ...

The city of Johnstown is located in Cambria County<1>.

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 19,195 people<3> (see below for details).

Johnstown is 1,140 feet [347 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: (814)

Websites for Johnstown ...

Official Website: www.johnstownpa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Johnstown had an population of 19,195 people. This is a decrease of 8.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Johnstown had a population of 20,978 people (which is 14.6% of the total population of Cambria County). This makes Johnstown the county's most populous community.

The population of Johnstown represents 0.17% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,978 people, the population of Johnstown decreased 12.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,906 people).

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

Communities Also Named Johnstown ...

While we believe that this Johnstown is located in Cambria County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named Johnstown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Allegheny, Lebanon and Union County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), 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.

  • Windber [Somerset County]
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    • Windber [Somerset County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Johnstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,816 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windber<6>
  • Blairsville [Indiana County]
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    • Blairsville [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Johnstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,216 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blairsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blairsville<6>
  • Ebensburg [Cambria County]
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    • Ebensburg [Cambria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,054 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebensburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ebensburg<6>
  • Nanty Glo [Cambria County]
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    • Nanty Glo [Cambria County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,472 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanty Glo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Portage [Cambria County]
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      • Portage [Cambria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Johnstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,383 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<6>
    • Homer City [Indiana County]
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      • Homer City [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Johnstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,588 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer City<6>
    • Cresson [Cambria County]
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      • Cresson [Cambria County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresson<6>
    • Ligonier [Westmoreland County]
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      • Ligonier [Westmoreland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Johnstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ligonier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ligonier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ligonier<6>
    • Loretto [Cambria County]
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      • Loretto [Cambria County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Johnstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto<6>
    • Central City [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Somerset County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Johnstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<6>

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 40 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Pennsylvania

About Cambria County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Johnstown: www.johnstownpa.com/

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Johnstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3260, Longitude: -78.9199    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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