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Cambria County, Pennsylvania

15901, 15902, 15903, 15904, 15905, 15906, 15907, 15909

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Page Contents for Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Johnstown is approximately 29,328 (1990), 20978 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,667 (1990), 9917 (2010).
The amount of land area in Johnstown is 15.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Johnstown is 5.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.615 sq kilometers.
The distance from Johnstown to Washington DC is 143 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Johnstown is positioned 40.32 degrees north of the equator and 78.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Johnstown elevation is 1,162 - 1,700 feet above sea level.
Johnstown median income is $ 23,800 (2005).
The Johnstown median home price is $ 41,600 (2005).
Johnstown average annual rainfall is 37 inches per year
Johnstown average annual precipitation is 40.16 inches peryear.
Johnstown average annual snowfall is 52 inches per year.
Johnstown average temperature is 51.89 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 40.62 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 63.16 degrees F.


in southwestern Pennsylvania, about 73 miles east of Pittsburgh. Other nearby communities include Brownstown, Dale, Westmont, Elim, Ferndale and Lorain.

Here is A Map page for Johnstown.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for the Johnstown area.
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History & History Related Items

A Swiss-German man, Joseph Johns (German surname was Tschantz) bought property at StonyCreek and the Little Conemaugh Rivers in 180 and began to lay out a town. The town grew and prospered. The great flood of 1889 helped to bring the community much closer together and several boroughs joined together to form the City of Johnstown which was incorporated later that year. A statue of the founder was commissioned by a German heritage society, and was dedicated on the 100-year anniversary of his death in 1913. Extensive information about this statue may be found in the book, Schantz and Johnstown available in local libraries.

The Iron and Steel industry in the area helped it to grow, but as the industry declined, it also helped the area population to drop.

A history page with many links for Johnstown.

The Johnstown Flood
A wall of water which some say was 60 feet high came out of the Little Conemaugh River Valley on May 31, 1889 and crashed into the city of Johnstown. The center of the city was mostly destroyed and thousands were killed. Also try this history page for the Great Flood.

The Johnstown Flood Museum
304 Washington St.
P.O. Box 1889
Johnstown, PA 15907
Phone: 814-539-1889

The Johnstown Flood
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The incorporation of Johnstown

Dec 18, 1889


A page with Information on Johnstown.

Johnstown FolkFest
A 3-day annual festival over Labor Day Weekend with live entertainment, tours, and ethnic food.
Contact Us:
C/O Johnstown Area Heritage Association
P.O. Box 1889
Johnstown, Pa 15907-1889
Phone (814)539-1889
Toll Free (888)222-1889
Fax (814)535-1931

Johnstown is the site of the Johnstown Inclined Plane, which is the steepest vehicular inclined plane in the world (71% grade)

Things to see and do in the Johnstown area.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Take this quick tour of Johnstown with many pictures.
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Johnstown City Government

City of Johnstown
Information: 814-533-2003
City Manager: 814-533-2001

Johnstown Chamber

Greater Johnstown-Cambria County Chamber of Commerce
245 Market Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901
Phone: 814-536-5107

Johnstown Organizations

Greater Johnstown-Cambria County Chamber of Commerce
245 Market Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901
Phone: 814-536-5107

Johnstown Libraries

Cambria County Library
248 Main St.
Johnstown, PA 15901-1677
Phone: 814-536-5131

Johnstown Schools

Johnstown School District

Use this page to find a Johnstown school classmate. Johnstown


The population of Johnstown was:
1940 - 66,668
1950 - 63,232
1960 - 53,949
1970 - 42,476
1980 - 35,496
1990 - 29,327
2000 - 23,906
2005 - 22,539
2010 - 20,081 (projection)
2020 - 16,617 (projection)
Median Household Income:
1993 - $ 42,529
2000 - $ 20.595
2005 - $ 23,800
Median House Value:
1993 - $ 40,600
2000 - 36,200
2005 - $ 41,600

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