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Johnstown is a city in Cambria County.

The community was named after Swiss immigrant, Joseph Johns

The latitude of Johnstown is 40.326N. The longitude is -78.922W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,168 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,957.


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Median household income
Local
$20,595
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Johnstown demographic reports
Johnstown is on the Conemaugh River at the mouth of Stony Creek
The collapse of a dam in 1889 caused a disastrous flood in which 2,200 people died. Clara Barton led the American Red Cross's first relief effort here
Public transportation: Cambria County Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 179. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 small towns, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1977 movie, "Slap Shot"
· 1983 movie, "All the Right Moves"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Ham, football player
· Carroll Baker, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Folkfest - Aug. 31-Sept. 2 2007
Dates often change. Check Johnstown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Laurel Ridge State Park, Powell Stackhouse Park
Sports teams: Chiefs (East Coast Hockey League), Johnstown Riverhawks (American Indoor Football Association)
Historic sites and museums: Johnstown Flood Museum, Inclined Plane National Historic Site, Discovery Center, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Cambria County Area Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Johnstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cambria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnstown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Johnstown residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Johnstown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Johnstown was $13,236, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Johnstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Johnstown include Cambria City Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Johnstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $606.


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Libraries in Johnstown include Cambria County Library System, Highland Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Johnstown include Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

TV stations in Johnstown include WJAC, WWCP.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WQEJ.

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Cambria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Johnstown political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Johnstown workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Johnstown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Johnstown include Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Johnstown, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Sleep Inn.

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Johnstown, PA

Pros: community feeling, no crime, beautiful in summer, very good hard working nice people, great arts community

Cons: harsh winters, lack of employment, lack of good roads

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