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Johnstown is a city in Fulton County, in the Gloversville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after John Johnson, son of Sir William Johnson, political figure who settled here in 1762.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Johnstown. For links to other places called Johnstown, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Johnstown is 43.006N. The longitude is -74.368W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,516.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Johnstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fulton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12095 ZIP code.
19% 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 $17,324, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Johnstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Johnstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $873.
Libraries in Johnstown include Johnstown Public Library ... View libraries
Fulton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Johnstown political report.
The average commute time for Johnstown workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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