Johnstown, Colorado

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Town of Johnstown, Colorado
Home Rule Municipality
Town Hall
Town Hall
Nickname(s): J-town
Motto: “The Community That Cares”
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°20′10″N 104°55′13″W / 40.33611°N 104.92028°W / 40.33611; -104.92028Coordinates: 40°20′10″N 104°55′13″W / 40.33611°N 104.92028°W / 40.33611; -104.92028
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties[1] Larimer, Weld
Platted 1902
Incorporated (town) May 13, 1907[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Mark Romanowski
Area
 • Total 13.52 sq mi (35.00 km2)
 • Land 13.52 sq mi (35.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 4,852 ft (1,479 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 9,887
 • Estimate (2014)[5] 13,306
 • Density 731.29/sq mi (282.35/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[6] 80534
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-39855
GNIS feature ID 0180701
Website Town of Johnstown

The Town of Johnstown is a Home Rule Municipality in Weld and Larimer counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The population was 9,887 at the 2010 United States Census.

History[edit]

The Town of Johnstown began with the vision of Harvey J. Parish before its platting in 1902. The town was named for Parish's son.[7] The town was incorporated in 1907.[8]

Geography[edit]

Johnstown is located at 40°20′10″N 104°55′13″W / 40.33611°N 104.92028°W / 40.33611; -104.92028 (40.336240, -104.920279),[9] and stands 41 miles north of the State Capitol in Denver.[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town in 2010 had a total area of 13.52 square miles (35.0 km2).[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 198
1920 274 38.4%
1930 767 179.9%
1940 961 25.3%
1950 897 −6.7%
1960 976 8.8%
1970 1,191 22.0%
1980 1,535 28.9%
1990 1,579 2.9%
2000 3,827 142.4%
2010 9,887 158.3%
Est. 2014 13,306 [12] 34.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census[14] of 2010, there were 9,887 people, 3,356 households, and 2,738 families residing in the town. The population density was 731.3 people per square mile (282.5/km²). There were 3,554 housing units at an average density of 262.9 per square mile (101.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.7% White, 0.8% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 7.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.8% of the population.

There were 3,356 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.7 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males.[14]

The median income for a household in the town was $69,919, and the median income for a family was $75,000. Males had a median income of $55,426 versus $40,536 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,324. About 5.4% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Education[edit]

Johnstown is served by two school districts.[15] The majority of residents fall within Weld County School District RE-5J, though the north west of the town falls within Thompson R2-J School District.

Schools serving Johnstown (all within the Weld County School District RE-5J)

  • Letford Elementary (Johnstown, CO)
  • Pioneer Ridge Elementary (Johnstown, CO)
  • Knowledge Quest Academy (Milliken, CO)
  • Milliken Middle School (Milliken, CO)
  • Roosevelt High School (Johnstown, CO)

Notable Residents[edit]

Reed Doughty. (NFL player - Washington Redskins). Raised in Johnstown and played varsity football at Roosevelt High School.[16]

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