Johnstown is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,345 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Johnstown is the 205th largest community in New York. Johnstown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Johnstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Johnstown is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Johnstown who work in office and administrative support (17.56%), sales jobs (14.05%), and personal care services (6.72%).
One of the benefits of Johnstown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.18 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Johnstown who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.34% of the adults in Johnstown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Johnstown in 2010 was $26,288, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,152 for a family of four. However, Johnstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Johnstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Johnstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Johnstown include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Johnstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.