Our City

Located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and only 40 minutes away from some of upstate NY’s most happening cities, the City of Johnstown has much to offer in terms of WORKING, LIVING and PLAYING. Founded in 1760 by Sir William Johnson, a Baronet and officer in the British Army, we are a community of neighbors that are rich in history and community spirit. With an estimated population of 8,700 residents (2010 Census), our city has the comforts of a small town lifestyle – safe community, low crime, great schools – while being just a short drive from the State Capital, numerous cultural opportunities and endless four season recreational activities. Whether you’re looking for a place to visit or a place to call home – you will find it in the City of Johnstown.

Main Street Park Photo Courtesy of Debra Kolsrud

Main Street Park
Photo Courtesy of Debra Kolsrud

What’s in store for our great city?  Read about Our Vision for the future.

The City of Johnstown is located in Upstate NY just north west of the New York State Capital, Albany. We are mostly surrounded by the Town of Johnstown. Other neighboring communities include the City of Gloversville, the City of Amsterdam and the Village of Fonda, to name a few. The City of Johnstown is located within Fulton County – Land of 44 lakes!

Photo Courtesy of Debra Kolsrud

Photo Courtesy of Debra Kolsrud

Just check out how close we are to some of the best cities/attractions of Upstate New York!!!


For even more information about our great city, check out our LIVABILITY!!!