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A+ Johnstown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Johnstown Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% lower than Pennsylvania
8119% less expensive than the US average
100same as the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Johnstown cost of living
F Johnstown Crime Total crime is 92% higher than Pennsylvania
Total crime
3,77637% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2737% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Johnstown crime
F Johnstown Employment Household income is 56% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$24,07556% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,81047% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%70% higher than the US average
Johnstown employment
F Johnstown Housing Home value is 75% lower than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$42,40077% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$48349% lower than the US average
Home ownership
49%22% lower than the US average
Johnstown real estate or Johnstown rentals
F Johnstown Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%15% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Johnstown K-12 schools or Johnstown colleges

Living in Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, Pennsylvania is a moderately-sized city with a population of 20,169 residents. Johnstown has a population density of 3,423 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (77% White). Given that fact, Johnstown could be considered less diverse than other cities. In Johnstown, only 47% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Johnstown, Pennsylvania could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Johnstown and in the areas around Johnstown is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Johnstown has received a livability score of 65 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 37th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Johnstown has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). Unfortunately for Johnstown, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (D-), weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Johnstown on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Johnstown Inclined Plane, Johnstown Flood Museum, and Heritage Discovery Center.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Johnstown. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Johnstown are affordable. The median home price for Johnstown homes is $42,400, which is 74.7% lower than the Pennsylvania average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Johnstown, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.8, which is 41.9% lower than the Pennsylvania average.

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Johnstown IS AN ARMPIT

Don't come here unless you want rampant drugs (every 3rd home acc to JPD)...attacking Pit Bulls...corrupt CITY GOVERNMENT...AND LOUSY WEATHER-NO JOBS EXCEPT DRUG SELLING..Only section 8s and illegals are flocking in..
  • 4 -2
There is More than the Johnstown Flood Museum

I loved living in Johnstown PA! I was fortunate enough to experience and see the growth of Johnstown over the last several years.

The on-going attraction that is a must do in Johnstown is the Johnstown Included Plane. It was built in 1891 and still runs between April 1 and December 31. Don't forget to try the Italian Restaurant at the top.

Being on the Conemaugh River you can find outside activities to pass the days away. Greenhouse Park was recently renovated and you can take a path down to the Conemaugh River to enjoy a lazy afternoon.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown is the largest regional campus of University of Pittsburgh. So if you are in school for the first time or looking to continue your education you have a top notch university at your fingertips.

I love to go and see the Johnstown Tomahawks who are part of the NAHL or the AAABA Baseball Tournament.

Johnstown is a bit isolated from the bigger cities such as Pittsburgh.
  • 3 -4
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Source: The Johnstown, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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