Living in Johnstown, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Johnstown SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Johnstown, PA Crime Report

860
Total Crimes
4,119.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
60.39%
Above National Average

Johnstown, PA Cost Of Living

81
Johnstown's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, 43 miles (69 km) west-southwest of Altoona and 67 miles (108 km) east of Pittsburgh. The population was 20,978 at the 2010 census and estimated to be 20,402 in 2013. It is the principal city of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cambria County.
Population
19,812
Unemployment
14.2%
Poverty
38.7%
Median Home
$39,700
Median Income
$24,294
Median Rent
$528

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Rankings for Johnstown in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Johnstown, PA

Population over time in Johnstown

Year Population % Change
2017 19,812 -0.8%
2016 19,967 -1.0%
2015 20,169 -1.0%
2014 20,369 -1.0%
2013 20,576 -0.8%
2012 20,740 -1.1%
2011 20,976 -1.1%
2010 21,201 -1.2%
2009 21,448 -
Crime/100k Johnstown PA USA
Violent Crime 1149.6 306.0 368.9
Murder 23.9 6.1 5.0
Robbery 153.3 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 847.8 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 2969.8 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 910.1 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1944.7 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 115.0 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Johnstown

White
75.3% (14,924)
African American
13.9% (2,756)
American Indian
0.1% (13)
Asian
0.2% (49)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (104)
Two Or More
7.0% (1,396)
Hispanic
2.9% (570)
Race Johnstown PA USA
White 75.3% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 13.9% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 7.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.9% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
18.7% (371,216)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.3% (224,138)
$15,000 to $24,999
21.0% (416,996)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.3% (263,704)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.4% (305,963)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.4% (225,174)
$75,000 to $99,999
5.3% (104,818)
$100,000 to $149,999
2.7% (54,273)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.6% (11,186)
$200,000 or more
0.2% (3,728)
Income Johnstown PA USA
Less than $10,000 18.7% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.3% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 21.0% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.3% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.4% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.4% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 5.3% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 2.7% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.6% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.2% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Johnstown

Female
53.1% (10,522)
Male
46.9% (9,290)
Gender Johnstown PA USA
Female 53.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Johnstown for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (990)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (2,179)
High School / GED
46.0% (9,113)
Some College
17.0% (3,368)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,783)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (1,584)
Master's Degree
3.0% (594)
Professional Degree
1.0% (198)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Johnstown PA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 46.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

7 Reviews & Comments About Johnstown

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

Eli39

Hey I live in Jonhstown, yes it is quite a hole, but hey besides the many Sheetz, there are a lot of fun things to do here. Also a LOT of history.


Blake Brehm

Im from Johnstown. Born and raised and lemme just tell u. I live near 2 sheetz! And UR NOT WRONG! This place f*****g s***s. Nd i live in the nicer part


Lars Wingerter

I live in Indiana pa and I can confirm Johnstown is s****y


HomeSnacks User

My goodness!!! I despise this city!!! First off, there are a lot of hayseed white people, probably on m**h, and a bunch of pimp dealers coming in from Pittsburgh with their whores. Lots of domestic violence, cops responding, and of course what makes it worse is where these problems exist, government do-gooders follow along and make things much worse! It doesn't help that the people who grew up here are reminded of their obsolescence, with dilapidated factories and boarded up buildings in the downtown, a reminder that people are not as tough as their grandparents anymore.

Everything is so cramped traffic-wise. There are literally three things to do in this town: amateur ballgames or hockey games, ride the famous inclined plane, or ethnic festivals..... There's alot of noise in this town, old bridges, dilapidated buildings, and methamphetamine. Pick any time, day or night, and you've got the cops being called to the good-old Solomon homes responding to another drug murder. That wonderful section-8 Tower of Babel has done more bad than anything in the last twenty years!! But if that doesn't strike your fancy, go to the suburbs and you'll more than likely find some row houses with a white trash family getting arrested for child endangerment. There is this one road, on the way out, I think it is the Hornerstown section, where the merge is basically a death trap. Typical Pennsylvania roadways, all chopped up, hard to see traffic.


HomeSnacks User

Johnstown is a great place to live, everyone is friendly.

We have great restaurants.


HomeSnacks User

Horrible place. Everything here makes you feel depressed with all the murders and crimes. The poverty rate is very high, and worse of all, it smells like absolute a*****e. The teachers here can barely teach at all, and everyone is very unfriendly. This place is covered with drug abusers overdoses everyday, along with the shootings and robberies.

The only thing that stands out is that how high the crime rate is and how old the buildings are.


HomeSnacks User

I live in Johnstown. It it worse than you describe.

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